Are there thoughts on the meta refresh tag? I know, I know, not the best route and not SEO friendly has been the discussion in the past but I came across some articles that if the meta refresh is set to "0" then it is treated like a 301 redirect? Actually I wanted to resurface an old article on Webmaster World: [webmasterworld.com
...] where there was a debate on this topic. Are there any SEO's seeing this to be true? Also, now that Google and Bing utilize the canonical tag, couldn't a webmaster put a canonical tag AND a meta refresh tag on a webpage, the canonical pointing to the preferred URL for the SERPs and the meta refresh redirecting the user to the right page via entering the proposed URL in a browser?
I'm in a position where using 301's is not an option for the whole site (but a few pages will not be a problem). Any thoughts on the meta refresh would be appreciated!