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Rea: Redirect page (newbie)

by baku (Scribe)
on May 04, 2001 at 21:25 UTC ( #78035=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Redirect page (newbie)
in thread Redirect page (newbie)

Actually, you can (and, perhaps, "should") print a web page after a Redirect. The *original* reason was for ancient browsers which might not understand the redirection command. Nowadays, that's mostly limited to a few "dumb" robots and so forth, so the page will generally be ignored. The idea is that the HTML should say something like:

Sorry, you're at the wrong place. Click me to get where you want to be.
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Re: Rea: Redirect page (newbie)
by elwarren (Curate) on May 04, 2001 at 23:26 UTC
    Some webservers send out their own headers for cgi. This problem bit me on a win32 based webserver once. You may want to telnet to port 80 and GET /path/to/your/ and check what headers are returned.

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