WEB1041 - The <meta http-equiv="refresh"> element is being used for redirection

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Avoid using<meta http-equiv="refresh"> tags for redirection.


Using the <meta http-equiv="refresh"> tag for redirection may reduce your search-engine ranking.


Refreshing a page normally (<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0" />) will not reduce the ranking of a page.


A page redirect should provide both a message with the new page location and sufficient time for users to read the message. A page redirect with a time-out period of less than five seconds may result in a lower search-engine ranking.

To redirect a page, consider using an HTTP redirect instead. An HTTP redirect is more likely to transfer the authority of the old page to the new page.


The following is an example of a page redirect if you can't use an HTTP redirect.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url='http://www.proseware.com/'" />

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