[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #4790: Tracback should 301 redirect instead of 302

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Tue Aug 21 18:12:09 GMT 2007

#4790: Tracback should 301 redirect instead of 302
 Reporter:  joostdevalk  |       Owner:  anonymous       
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new             
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.3 (trunk)     
Component:  XML-RPC      |     Version:  2.3             
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  has-patch commit
 If someone opens a trackback url without actually sending a trackback, he
 is redirected to the original post. That redirect is a 302 redirect. This
 causes all kinds of issues as links to the trackback URL are included in
 many themes by default, search engines follow these links and search
 engines can't really handle the 302 redirect well.

 Since opening a trackback URL with a normal browser is never meant to give
 you anything, it's quite safe to make the 302 into a 301 redirect.

 I have tested this fix and have found it to work perfectly.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4790>
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