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header redirect not working



8:33 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I'm guessing this a configurtion on my windows server but I'm getting the Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by error trying to redirect. I literally have this in the file
<?php header("Location: [google.com...] ?>
I double checked to make sure there was no lines or spaces before it. Does anyone know why this isn't working?
running a win 2k8 r2 server


10:56 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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This means that you may have something else before the header or another header redirect somewhere in your code. Do you include any other file that might have a header redirect too?

[edited by: skoff at 11:02 pm (utc) on Mar 15, 2013]


10:59 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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HI there Andrewsmd,

Aaah, this old chestnut! This error is generated only when information has already been sent to render on the webpage, if there is a redirect used, it should be the ONLY instruction after the <?php NO HTML, else this error is generated.

Read this article [php.net]

It's also good practice for you to have this sort of thing done too:-

if($something = true){
header("location: this.site.com");
header("location: that.site.com");

Having the exit there ensures that NOTHING else down stream gets actioned, therefore nothing erroneous gets sent to the screen - this ensures that the header is the only code parsed.

Hope as this helps you out.. Also, you're missing the ; in your example ;)


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