By definition…probably. But there doesn’t seem to be any difference in the actual result… at least from what I’m noticing. So im wondering if there ‘s something different that I’m missing…is one considered better to use…etc
The only difference I can think of is that [R] doesn’t change the http header status, while [R=301] will obviously display a 301. That assumption doesn’t have any documentation to back it up, which is why I ask.
Rather than saying “301 is best for SEO” and “don’t use 302″, it should say, “if the redirect is permanent, 301 is best for SEO.” If the redirect really is temporary, then sending a 301 header could be disastrous once you go back to using the original URL.