http redirection

Exactly what is redirection.  What is a redirect and what does it imply, other than a simple http call ?

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Randy PooleCommented:
It tells the browser/bot etc how to handle a web page which has been temporarily or permanently redirected to another page.  It can also specify the page can only be hit via a proxy.   A list of the 3xx codes can be found in the following url along with a meaning for each.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes
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