Laravel Redirect::to() vs Redirect::away()

For external redirection


The use case here is to redirect the user to another domain. I haven’t come across Redirect::away() before, even though it’s been added in Laravel 4.0.8.

Redirect::to()

Redirect::away()

Difference

Redirect::to() does additional URL checks and generations. Those additional steps are done in Illuminate\Routing\UrlGenerator and do the following, if the passed URL is not a fully valid URL (even with protocol):

  • Determines if URL is secure
  • rawurlencode() the URL
  • trim() URL
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