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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:26 am (utc) on Jul 3, 2018]
[edit reason] Disabled auto-link so examples are visible. [/edit]
They are not redirecting anythingIf the URL visible in the browser's address bar is different from the URL the visitor initially typed in, there has been a redirect.
The # hash or often referred to as "hashbang"Is there a typo somewhere in this thread? The hashbang is !# (or is it #! ?) while the # alone is a fragment link.
Is there a typo somewhere in this thread?
if Google didn't pay attention to # in URLs, they would never be able to send searchers to places other than the top of a page. Which they have been doing for many years.
If the URL visible in the browser's address bar is different from the URL the visitor initially typed in, there has been a redirect.
Yes a hashbang is #!, but the simple hash is often referred to as hashbang despite there being no "bang" "!". It is a common misnomer.
HASH FOR FRAGMENT IDENTIFIERS
The hash ("#", ASCII 23 hex) character is reserved as a delimiter
to separate the URI of an object from a fragment identifier .