Redirecting Browser Requests

Browser redirection is a useful technique to prevent errors when you rename or delete content within a Web site. When you redirect requests, you tell a browser to take the following actions:

  • Look for files in another directory

  • Look for files on a different Web site

  • Look for files on another computer

  • Look for a specific file instead of a set of files

  • Run an ISAPI application instead of accessing the requested files

Each of these redirection techniques is examined in the sections that follow. Tips for creating customized redirection routines are examined in the "Customizing Browser Redirection" section of this chapter.

Redirecting Requests to Other Directories or Web Sites

If you rename or delete a directory, you can redirect ...

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