Mohan -- What you outline looks great. We are unfortunately laboring under a custom php front end and I have to coordinate some of the changes with an outside dev team. So it may be some time before I can report success <grin>. But hugely helpful, thanks! -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org on behalf of Mohan Arun Sent: Mon 4/4/11 19:52 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] 301 redirection mess -- two wholesale site-URL-structure changes within 8 months >"I'll change the original 301s to the newest URLs, and then add a new set for the updated "numeric" pages." Do this: change the original 301s to the newest URLs (in your htaccess) Dont do this: then add a new set for the updated "numeric" pages. Instead, do this: set 301 and Location: header dynamically in your php See why: http://mohanarun.com/301-redirect-chains-best-practice-guide/ - Mohan Blog: http://www.mohanarun.com Tweets: http://twitter.com/437341 -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! This message is intended for the named recipients only. It may contain information protected by the attorney-client or work-product privilege. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this email. Please do not disclose this message to anyone and delete the message and any attachments. Thank you.