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RE: Don't use "refresh" to redirect

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 15:27:31 +0100 (MET)
To: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Cc: jc@jcrompton.de, www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <16226.1078410451@www10.gmx.net>

> Is a server-side redirect totally wihout problems?

It's not inevitably unproblematic, but there are at least three major

- It works (for example, JavaScript could be disabled).
- You can specify the type of the redirect (in .htaccess), e.g., a 301
represents a permanently moved resource, while 307 indicates a temporarily shifted
- (Impaired) users normally don't notice a server-side redirect, but using a
meta redirect (especially when also using a delay) might be quite

Best regards,

Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

Received on Thursday, 4 March 2004 09:28:02 UTC

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