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redirect issues

shreehari nair

Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 1
I have created a redirect component

when the system finds a missing page, it will throw a 301 ( Moved Permanently ) and redirect to a page

I am implementing the redirect as shown below

but when i use the above code,

if you specify

and when you give

why is it so , am i missing something ? is there any better way to throw 301 and redirect ?

master's .. please help me
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Have you checked the HTTP headers in the response?

I am wondering if the first is being detected by the container as a directory request and is being automatically redirected to the welcome file, rather than running through your '301' code.

The correct behaviour when a resource is not available is to return 404. Doing otherwise may have unforeseen consequences.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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