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Introducing Smarter Redirects
We just made Netlify’s redirect engine smarter.
Now redirect rules that would lead to a chain of subsequent redirects will always be flattened into one efficient redirect rule.
Before if you had a site on www.example.com with a redirect from /blog to /news, with https enabled, then going to http://example.com/blog would trigger a chain of redirects:
http://example.com/blog → https://example.com/blog → https://www.example.com/blog → https://www.example.com/news
Now our redirect engine is smart enough to detect that chain and redirect straight from http://example.com/blog to https://www.example.com/news
All this happens straight on our CDN nodes, so the extra roundtrip time when people get redirected is as low as possible.
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