I have an URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.FSPHYS/index.html which uses an HTTP 301 response to redirect to the URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.FSPHYS/. However, when I look at the saved URL in the Wayback Machine (archive.org), I get this:

archive.org claims that it got HTTP 302

So archive.org claims that it got HTTP 302 as a response. As far as I can tell, this is not true (should be 301). Is this a bug in the Wayback Machine or am I missing something?

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    The Internet Archive tries to create an authentic record of Internet sites. If it received a particular response from a web site, it should record that properly. From that perspective, it’s all just data. Whether some site used a “temporary” or “permanent” redirect at some point in time may be interesting to someone, or it may be completely irrelevant.
    – Socob
    Nov 14, 2017 at 15:11

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It's a bug in the Wayback Machine, inserted in 2010.

It's now fixed in the current Wayback Machine, and also our next-gen Wayback.

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