Extension talk:HTTP302Found

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"Pushes a HTTP code 302 (Found) to the browser when there is a redirect instead of handling it internally. The end user will not notice any difference (other than the address to the page having an ?rd=Redirecting_page bit at the end)."

Huh? I must be a silly goat because I don't follow, exactly. Thank you for any clarification. Wikademia

So how MediaWiki redirects work is that it doesn't send a "Location" header to the browser, and it redirects itself, which is why you can go to en:ccTLD and it'll redirect you to en:Country code top-level domain even though the URL stays the same. With this extension, it uses HTTP code 302 (see en:List of HTTP status codes) so that the URL on the client's browser changes.
This is mostly used for search engine optimization. Hope that clears it up, sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. --ianweller 22:33, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Great work[edit]

Great work, i've tried to code this myself, but after a couple of days i've given up. Yours does it very well. However, i found that i don't really care in my wiki to tell that a redirect has taken place, so i've changed $target = $target->getFullURL()."?rd=".$title->mUrlform; to $target = $target->getFullURL();

Actually i could have removed the entire second function after that, but perhaps i'll give it 10 minutes and make it configurable. 92.243.182.121 07:23, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems to be broken[edit]

This doesn't seem to work on 1.18. I guess the class structure has changed too much. Beta M (talk) 06:35, 10 March 2012 (UTC)