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Offline Jwink3101

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« on: April 04, 2004, 06:33:23 PM »
What is the difference between temporary and permanent redirects with Cpanel?

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2004, 04:24:23 AM »
According to the Cpanel manual:

Temporary - This tells Internet traffic agents (browsers, search engines, etc.) that this is only a temporary redirection, and that they should return to this initial location again in the future for the same page.

Permanent - This tells the Internet traffic agents to go to the redirection address in the future, as the old address will never be used again.  
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2004, 04:47:57 AM »
IF you clear the Browser cache, will it reset?

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2004, 05:29:37 AM »
It all depends on the browser, actually. Just face it: not all browsers (or maybe even: no browser) goes 100% with the standards set. By standard protocol, browsers should cache permanent redirects and should not cache temporary ones. Again, "should" is used loosely.

And even then, by standard protocol, there are exceptions in where browsers (or more generally: user-agents) may cache the temporary redirects. With all the caching and proxying going on, I'm not sure how much of this is truly true.

(If you want the technical document, you should refer to RFC 2616 ;))
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