308 Permanent Redirect

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The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) 308 Permanent Redirect 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).

The request method and the body will not be altered, whereas 301 may incorrectly sometimes be changed to a GET method.

Note: Some Web applications may use the 308 Permanent Redirect in a non-standard way and for other purposes. For example, Google Drive uses a 308 Resume Incomplete response to indicate to the client when an incomplete upload stalled.[1]

Status

308 Permanent Redirect

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7538, section 3: 308 Permanent Redirect The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Status Code 308 (Permanent Redirect)

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
308Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support Yes
Notes
Full support Yes
Notes
Notes Does not work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
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See implementation notes.

See also