I am using a government web site (in Spain) to carry out some stuff. As soon as I navigate into one of the screens, I am redirected to oracle.com. I see the original Spanish government web page for a fraction of a second, and then I am sent to Oracle.

I have contacted their technical support and they seem to have no clue of what is going on. I have done some googling and there seems to be a few reported scenarios of weird redirections like this due to IFRAME targets not being properly interpreted by the browser. I have recently updated to IE11, so the issue might be that the government web site that I am trying to use contains an IFRAME targetting Oracle, and IE11 is misinterpreting that as a redirect, or something like that.

So my questions are:

  1. Is there any evidence of this actually happening? If so, can you please provide any pointers to technical help on how to fix it?
  2. Is there any way that I can fix the issue so that I can keep using the government web site without the friggin' redirection? Please bear in mind that I have no access to the server; this would need to be a client-side hack.


Edit. I have tried using Google Chrome and the issue does not happen, so it must be an IE11 thing. This basically means that my problem is solved, since I can use Chrome to complete my business. Still, I'd love to know why the issue occurs with IE11.

  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a website you control. – John Conde Nov 18 '13 at 16:05
  • @JohnConde: Thanks; I didn't realise that. Is there a way to migrate my question to Web Applications SE? – CesarGon Nov 18 '13 at 16:16
  • I don't think this would be on-topic for that website. – John Conde Nov 18 '13 at 16:18
  • @JohnConde: Why not? This is what the Help Centre here says: "If the question is about another site (such as Gmail or Facebook) and not about your own website, it is off-topic here. Web Applications would be a better place to ask". When I check out the Help Centre at Web Applications, I can't find anything that would suggest this question would be off-topic. Care to clarify? Thanks. – CesarGon Nov 18 '13 at 16:32
  • That website isn't an application. Web Apps is geared towards using applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, etc. However, you can post in their meta and link to this question to see if they would consider it to be on-topic. If they say it is I will definitely move it for you. – John Conde Nov 18 '13 at 16:39

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