| Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 126.96.36.199 |
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
|Become a Pro Member|
|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.
All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved