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How to redirect to another URL

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I've seen web sites that show a page for a few seconds, then automatically redirect to another URL. How do they do this? The only way I am able to put a redirect statement is before the <html> statement, which immediately redirects, without being able to show the page that is doing the redirection for a few seconds, as I want to.
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by:jhance
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You do it like this (example in PERL)

#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Location: www.moved.com\n\n"


The actual temporary display is performed by the browser and is handled differently by different brands.  The Location response, it what triggers that to happen.
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by:bass5763
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You can do it in HTML with the command:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="60; url=page.htm">

make sure you put it in between<HEAD> </HEAD>
the 60 is the amount of seconds you want it to wait before moving on. the URL is the page to goto.

Thanks,
Matt Calhoun
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by:chekhov
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bass5763: you gave me the correct answer, but I can't assign it to you because you entered it as a comment, not as an answer. Please reenter it as an answer.
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by:bass5763
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First, you have to re-open the question in order for me to answer it.

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Matt Calhoun
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by:chekhov
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bass5763: it's reopened now
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You can do it in HTML with the command:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="60; url=page.htm">

make sure you put it in between<HEAD> </HEAD>
the 60 is the amount of seconds you want it to wait before moving on. the URL is the page to goto.

Thanks,
Matt Calhoun
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