Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#1117 closed enhancement (fixed)

add a standard http response for permanent redirect

Reported by: hugo Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Internationalization Version:
Severity: trivial Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by hugo)

HttpResponseRedirect uses 302 as it's status code. That's FOUND, not MOVED PERMANTLY - the latter is 301. For that there is no prebuilt response, but it should be added (because in many cases it is much more appropriate to tell the client to use the new URL and forget about the old one). This little patch adds a 301 status code:

Index: utils/
--- utils/       (revision 1779)
+++ utils/       (working copy)
@@ -212,6 +212,12 @@
         self['Location'] = redirect_to
         self.status_code = 302
+class HttpResponsePermanentRedirect(HttpResponse):
+    def __init__(self, redirect_to):
+        HttpResponse.__init__(self)
+        self['Location'] = redirect_to
+        self.status_code = 301
 class HttpResponseNotModified(HttpResponse):
     def __init__(self):

Situations where we do fixed redirects - for example those done by the CommonMiddleware - should actually use 301 instead of 302.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by hugo

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Adrian Holovaty

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [1816]) Fixed #1117 -- Added HttpResponsePermanentRedirect

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

Component: Core frameworkInternationalization
priority: normalhigh
Severity: normaltrivial
Type: defectenhancement
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