[thelist] When should you redirect? (was site redirect check)

Joe Crawford joe at artlung.com
Sun Jun 10 22:55:21 CDT 2001

on 6/10/2001 8:39 PM, Mark Cheng at mark.cheng at ranger.com.au wrote:
> The question still remains -  is a redirect appropriate for sites which
> don't cater for certain categories of visitors, whether browser or some
> other factor is the determinant.  For example, flash only sites and text
> based browsers.  Or, sites designed for Win and any Mac user.

Redirects are great, they allow you to limit your audience to those who you
think you can support the best.

Redirects are terrible, they allow you to limit your audience in ways that
might piss people off.

Check this:

<excerpt category="taken somewhat out of context">
 " If you tell me that I'm not allowed to look
 " at your page at all unless I can display it in what you
 " consider the ``proper'' manner, then you're telling me that
 " your popup windows and flaming yellow borders are more
 " important than your ideas.

A reasonable interpretation of redirects, to my mind.

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