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Re: Forcing to another page to load

From: Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 21:17:46 -0500
Message-Id: <199707070118.VAA15583@unix.asb.com>
To: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, Robots List <robots@mail.mccmedia.com>
On Sun, 6 Jul 1997 13:21:51 -0700 (PDT),
   Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca> wrote:

> <META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="4;http://www.domain.com/page.html">
> 
> Works fine for people.

Isn't it CONTENT="4; URL=http://...." ? That seems to work fine as 
well.

> Theory says you should send a 301 "Moved Permanently" HTTP status code
> which ought to update search engines, or otherwise automated agents
> will continue to think your old page is OK.

Yes, but there are other ways to show a page is superceded and 
shouldn't be indexed.

  <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="time; URL=newurl">
  <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="expiration date">
  <meta name="Robots" content="noindex,noarchive">
  <link rev=Supercedes href="newurl">

Notice the use of the expiration date, the link relationship and the 
robots tag. In the body there's a message about the page being moved 
with a link.

> However, if you issue a 301 status with a text page, most browsers
> will jump immediately to the new location without so much as a flicker.

Aren't browsers supposed to ignore status codes as part of a web 
page? (ie, <meta http-equiv="Status"...>)

Rob
 
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