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301 Moved Permanently

The HTTP 301 Moved Permanently redirect status response code indicates that the resource requested has been definitively moved to the URL given by the Location headers. A browser redirects to this page, and search engines update their links to the resource (In SEO-speak, it is said that the link-juice is sent to the new URL).

Even if the specification requires the method, and the body, not to be altered when the redirection is performed, not all user-agents align with it, and you can still find buggy software out there. It is therefore recommended to the 301 code only as a response for GET or HEAD methods and to use the 308 Permanent Redirect instead, as the method change is explicitly prohibited with this status.

Status

301 Moved Permanently

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 6.4.2: 301 Redirect Permanently Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeFirefoxEdgeInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)

See also

  • 308 Permanent Redirect
  • 302 Found, the temporary redirect

Document Tags and Contributors

 Contributors to this page: fscholz, teoli
 Last updated by: fscholz,