Wednesday, February 4, 2009

301 in header doesn't work, return 200 instead

in one opensource project, at almost end of the script , it says
header("Location: $url", 0, 301);exit;
basically, it would work as expected.

but as result, the page doesn't redirect to new page. lookin deeply this response returned 200 instead of 301.


in some place before the one above, there is
header('Status: 200 OK');
so this one stops later 301. But why 301 doesnt overwrite 200.... check the doc it says it will replace similar XXX. so after replacing "header("Location: $url", 0, 301);" with
header("Location: $url");
header('Status: 301 Moved Permanently');
it works fine.


in some cases, it needs to determine if it's cgi or not
else if (SAPI_NAME == 'cgi' OR SAPI_NAME == 'cgi-fcgi')
header("Location: $url");
// Call the status header after Location so we are sure to wipe out the 302 header sent by PHP
header('Status: 301 Moved Permanently');
header("Location: $url");
header('HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently');

cgi gives greater security, it runs under certain user's privilege, but slow (for shared server);
module is faster but runs under the same permission of web server.

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