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apache .htacccess rewrite 301

i'm redirecting .html to php for a particular website

is the following sufficient (espec for search engine favorability) ...

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^index.html$ index.php [L]

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or do i need in the last specifier  
 [L,R=301]

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thanks
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willsherwood
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maricksvilleCommented:
I believe the 301 flag should be used where you want to permanently redirect. As in redirect to a file where the old file no longer exists.

This is done often when you remove old content from a website and rather than serving a 404 page you redirect traffic to a new page.

If the old HTML files will no longer exist and you are sure you will permanently use PHP files, then I would use the 301 flag.

Hope this helps.
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willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
thank you...
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