tedster - 6:07 pm on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
You can tell by the fact that Matt couldn't immediately answer Eric Enge's question that this is not a major issue - but it is still somewhat of an issue, I'd say. In fact, we should note that Matt was talking specifically about cross-domain redirects, and not necessarily about redirects within the same domain.
The best practice has always been as g1smd said above, and that's what many here have recommended for years. The major take-away is this -- don't be casual with 301 redirects. They are not html, they are server side actions and they shouldn't be treated lightly.