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404 page (was Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki)

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:27:41 -0700
To: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>
CC: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD70E41B.6138A%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Denis:

I think having a good 404 page is a great idea -- and maybe some other key
error pages as well. (Have you ever seen Renny Gleeson's Ted Talk on
404s?[1])

I'll add it to the agenda for tomorrow's meeting and perhaps someone will
volunteer.

Regards.

Julee

[1] 
http://www.ted.com/talks/renny_gleeson_404_the_story_of_a_page_not_found.ht
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-----Original Message-----
From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:39 PM
To: Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>
Cc: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>,
"public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki

>On 03/21/2013 05:15 PM, Ryan Lane wrote:
>> Let's avoid using .htaccess. It's better if these things are done
>> through the server configuration. It's easier to troubleshoot things
>> when server configuration is done in a single place, and it's easier to
>> configuration manage it.
>
>Yes, it's better to have all these things in one place. The redirects
>have been added in the Apache configuration directly.
>
>Lea, I limited the redirect to request uris starting by
>"/(beginners|css|dom|concepts|accessibility|svg|html|javascript|apis)"
>so if we add new pages under www in the future, it won't be caught by
>the rewrite rule.
>Let me know if there's any issue.
>
>Concerning the 404s, I'll be happy to configure Apache to serve a better
>page if you have one.
>
>Denis
>
>
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