Thanks for your response Gaurav. The user case is to set up a redirect on a page - not at apache level but at AEM level( via the page properties redirect field) so that this is authorable; so that when first request from browser comes, it hits publish and is redirected, but the next time the request comes from browser, it does not go to publish every time and it gets redirected from apache/dispatcher itself. so somehow apache/dispatcher knows about the redirect and is not sending the request every time to publisher. The user case is to reduce hits on publisher and keep the redirect non-technical user manageable(via page properties) and not at apache. Let me know if you understand it and have any option in mind.