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Bug 11946 - Server should return http status code 301 on "this page has been moved" pages
Server should return http status code 301 on "this page has been moved" pages
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
1.12.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-11-12 00:26 UTC by Joshua C. Lerner
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Joshua C. Lerner 2007-11-12 00:26:13 UTC
Would it make sense for the server to return http status code 301 when transcluding a template like http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:MovedToMediaWiki ?

Example: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker

Current headers via `curl -D http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker`:

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:14:15 GMT
Server: Apache
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.1
Content-Language: en
Vary: Accept-Encoding,Cookie
Cache-Control: private, s-maxage=0, max-age=0, must-revalidate
Last-Modified: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:02:22 GMT
Content-Length: 12804
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
X-Cache: MISS from sq36.wikimedia.org
X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from sq36.wikimedia.org:3128
X-Cache: MISS from sq36.wikimedia.org
X-Cache-Lookup: MISS from sq36.wikimedia.org:80
Via: 1.0 sq36.wikimedia.org:3128 (squid/2.6.STABLE13), 1.0 sq36.wikimedia.org:80
 (squid/2.6.STABLE13)
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2007-11-12 14:50:06 UTC
Note that the real URL that's being requested is /w/index.php?title=Name_of_moved_page and that's also what people see for wikis that don't use short URLs. A 301 would (AFAIK) be interpreted as "index.php has been moved somewhere else".
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-12-05 20:52:51 UTC
If a cross-wiki redirect is used, you will in fact get an HTTP 302 ('Found') redirect. However cross-wiki redirects are generally disabled as they're difficult to maintain and easy to abuse.

A 301 code is generally avoided except for really clear canonical normalizations, as that can have more permanent side-effects on clients, at least in theory.

(Note that Comment #1 is incorrect. The redirect applies to the URL, not just to the path portion of it.)

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