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Javascript redirect with a twist

Posted on 2004-04-06
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Hi,

I have my redirect script that automatically takes someone from the current page to another website:

<head>
</head>
<body>
<script language="JavaScript"><!--
        location.href = 'http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/';
//--></script>
<noscript>
Your browser does not support JavaScript, or JavaScript is disabled.
</noscript>
</body>
</html>

However, this assumes that everyone is going to connect to my site using just http://FQDN and not http://FQDN/diflocation/difpage.html. If they do that then diflocation/difpage.html doesn't exist on my webserver, it exists on the webserver I'm redirecting to. How can I redirect to diflocation/difpage.html. I need it to point any of the available files being server by the last webserver.

Thanks
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Question by:aabedi
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by:dorward
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You would have to generate an HTML document to send to the user with a dynamically generated URI in the middle of the JavaScript (or you could read the URI from document.location - but you would still need to have a page at the URI).

I would suggest not using JavaScript to perform redirects and instead use a real http redirect.

How you do this depends on your webserver. In Apache, for instance, it is just a matter of putting:

Redirect permanent / http://www.example.com/

- and that even redirects /foo to http://www.example.com/foo
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by:aabedi
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Dorward, yep I'm using Apache... I'm guessing I'd put this bit in my httpd.conf file in my virtual domain configuration (I'm trying to do this for multiple virtual domains)?

Thanks

Ali
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dorward earned 250 total points
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I believe that should work, I've only used it in a .htaccess file myself.
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by:aabedi
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Dorward, it worked a dream... points are yours!!!
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by:dorward
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Thanks!

(Extra benefit - search engines understand http redirects)
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