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|Full URI in internal 301 redirect|
..or is a forward slash OK?
| 10:35 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)|
If I do a 301 redirect in PHP on my own site that merely redirects to the root homepage, must I specify the full URI as in "Location: hxxp://www.mysite.com/" or can I use "Location: /"?
My main concern was how the search engines would behave and whether they required "Location: /" to always be a full URI even when it's happening on my site.
| 11:17 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)|
You need the full URI.
However, redirecting to the root can be a bad idea in many circumstances, especially when it is a large number of pages.
Don't forget to also send the HTTP 301 Header before sending the Location header.
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