[Development] Proposal for allowing handling of HTTP redirects in QNAM

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Dec 30 12:25:24 CET 2013

On segunda-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2013 11:23:29, Mandeep Sandhu wrote:
> > Maybe rare for URL shorteners. Internal redirects inside a web site or
> > group of sites are a different matter: call me an old-grumpy-Mosaic-user
> > if you like, but I usually add a body of the "if you are not redirected
> > automatically click here" -type when I program redirects, I usually even
> > include a meta tag - you never know how stupid the configuration on the
> > server is where your script runs.
> Oh yes! Good point...I've seen websites do this  couple of times
> (though I was under the impression that it was done using some sort of
> client-side timer to do the actual redirect).
> So I guess having body in the 3xx response will not be all that unusual.

It will be.

3xx responses produce immediate result. There's no "click here if you're not 
redirected in N seconds" for them. Those websites with pages like that are 
using JavaScript or a Refresh header on a 200 Ok page.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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