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Web.config / XML error doing a 301 redirect...

I am trying to do a 301 redirect through the web.config file of our website... the URL i am permanently redirecting is a little funky, so that is why I am getting the following error, but can anyone please look at the error and see if there is a way I can get around this and get the URL to work with a 301 redirect?

xml server error
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
I do not believe this will work per the error message. I think the reasoning is that you usually redirect the entire page and not based on some parameters in configuration. If it is based on parameters, typically this is done within the dynamic code page itself or via a custom error handling page for 404 error, i.e., invalidate the path so it triggers 404 then hits your custom page that reads the original URL. Since the .NET page can handle that URL (though, usually you have one ? and then other parameters are connected via &) and do your redirection. You should be able to send the response header 301.

Alternatives, you can always try %3F which is the URL encode for ?.

Hope that helps!
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