blueedge Posted June 29, 2011 Share Posted June 29, 2011 Installed on my site is Ultimate SEO URLs v2.2d contribution.( Unfortunately, I do not know the “sub-version”.) It seems to be working fine. However, I’m not exactly sure what types of re-directing this contribution is supposed to handle and what it does not address. First of all, category and product pages correctly appear as: http://www.domain.com/valid-category-name-c-22.html http://www.domain.com/valid-product-name-p-44.html That’s the first hurdle! When the text portion of a category (or product) URL is altered, such as http://www.domain.com/valid-WRONG -category-name-c-22.html, the URL is correctly redirected (“301 Moved Permanently“) back to the valid URL. That’s the second hurdle! However, when the category or product number in a URL is altered to a nonexistent number, such as http://www.domain.com/valid-category-name-c-2999992.html, the page is redirected (“301 Move Permanently “) to http://www.domain.com/-c-2999992.html, a nonexistent page. The page layout is similar to other pages but merely states “Let’s See What We Have Here” in the center. In the situation of a URL being altered to a nonexistent category (or products) number, shouldn’t a 404 response (not a 301) be displayed? Also, when a product that is marker inactive/inaccessible is attempted to be accessed, the address bar still displays the valid URL, the page content is displayed as “Page Not Found” and a 200 http header response code is returned. Is a 200 code correct for a product/page that is no longer available? Should a 404 code be returned? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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