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Status

302 Found

What is a 302 Found HTTP response?

A 302 Found response is used for the temporary redirection of a resource.

For example, a resource that was previously at www.site1.com has temporarily moved to www.site2.org.

If the redirect is likely to be required on a permanent basis then a 301 Moved Permanently response would be more appropriate.

What type of HTTP status is a 302?

A 302 is in the 3xx class of status codes which are redirection based.

Other status codes in the 3xx class include 300, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.

Example 302 Response Header

Below is an example of a 302 response header:

HTTP/1.1 302 Found Location: https://www.temporarydestination.com
Code language: HTTP (http)
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>302 Found</title></head> <body> <h1>302</h1> <h2>Found</h2> <p>The document has been temporarily moved.</p> </body></html>
Code language: HTML, XML (xml)
302 response, followed by a 200 success
Expanded view of a 301 redirect response, as shown in Chrome network tools

Content last checked for accuracy and updated: 23rd December 2020, by Colin McDermott

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