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301 redirect working fine in Opera, IE - but not Firefox?

Couldn't figure out why it wasn't working.



2:51 am on Sep 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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With a 301, I am replacing two pages with two new pages in another directory. One page worked fine all along, the other absolutely would not. I switched them around, took one out, then the other - the same one simply refused to redirect.

Took a look in IE - presto. Opera also. Why will this 301 not redirect in just Firefox? And why just the one page exclusively? There's nothing unique about it that I can figure.

It's a very simple and short file path:
redirect 301 /sub-directory/file.htm http://www.example.com/sub-directory/text/file.html

[edited by: encyclo at 10:39 am (utc) on Sep. 22, 2005]
[edit reason] Use example.com [/edit]


3:30 am on Sep 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Flush your browser cache(s). Unless you've got browser-sniffing server-side code, redirects are not browser-dependent. But if you've got a copy of the old pages cached in your browser, then the browser won't send the request to the server, and so there will be no redirect response.



7:41 pm on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Shoulda figured that myself, but yes, that does it. I refreshed, restarted, went back and forth, but did not clear the cache. Can't remember the last time that I ran into something so pernicious about not refreshing.

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