308 Permanent Redirect

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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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
308Chrome Full support 36Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 14IE Full support 11
Notes
Full support 11
Notes
Notes Does not work below Windows 10.
Opera Full support 24Safari Full support 7WebView Android Full support 37Chrome Android Full support 36Firefox Android Full support 14Opera Android Full support 24Safari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android Full support 3.0

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