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How to see which URLs a link redirects via?

Best tools out there?

     
12:17 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Which tools are there to display which URLs a link goes via please? Many links go via a few URLs before settling on the final one.

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11:07 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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IMO the best tools are those that will show you the HTTP response (and ideally request) headers. That way, you can examine in detail the interaction between server and client. Any searches based around HTTP headers are likely to find such tools, and there are extensions for most major browsers that can also show you this information.
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Thank you for responding.

> there are extensions for most major browsers that can also show you this information.

which ones would you recommend for IE 7.0 please?

Many thanks.

11:40 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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To be honest I don't use IE as a development browser, and in any case I'm not sure about pushing particular tools on this forum ;)

I'd suggest a search for keywords like http headers + [browser name] and see if that returns anything that may fit the bill.

7:51 am on May 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i don't know of any IE add ons for this but i use Live HTTP Headers [livehttpheaders.mozdev.org] for firefox.

preferably i use the following command on a *nix-type system:
lwp-request -Sd 'http://www.example.com'
which will show only the response status chain for that HTTP GET request.

 

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