The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) GET-Location header

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Author Julian Reschke 
Last updated 2008-04-04
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Several hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) extensions use methods other than GET to expose information. This has the drawback that this kind of information is harder to identify (missing a URL to which a GET request could be applied) and to cache. This document specifies a simple extension header through which a server can advertise a substitute URL that an HTTP client subsequently can use with the GET method.


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