302 Found

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This response code was previous labeled as “Moved Temporarily”.

This response indicates that it has successfully located the new URL provided by the Location header.

Browsers should redirect automatically to the new URL, but search engines won’t update their links.

In some cases, user-clients may not be redirected by this response.

Administrators should only use this response for GET and HEAD methods and use 307 Temporary Redirect instead.

If a user-client is receiving this response and is not being redirected to the new URL contact server support for help.

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 302 Found redirect status response code indicates that the resource requested has been temporarily moved to the URL given by the Location header. A browser redirects to this page but search engines don’t update their links to the resource (in ‘SEO-speak’, it is said that the ‘link-juice’ is not sent to the new URL).

Even if the specification requires the method (and the body) not to be altered when the redirection is performed, not all user-agents conform here – you can still find this type of bugged software out there. It is therefore recommended to set the 302 code only as a response for GET or HEAD methods and to use 307 Temporary Redirect instead, as the method change is explicitly prohibited in that case.

In the cases where you want the method used to be changed to GET, use 303 See Other instead. This is useful when you want to give a response to a PUT method that is not the uploaded resource but a confirmation message such as: ‘you successfully uploaded XYZ’.


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