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

From: Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:45:27 +0100
Cc: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
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To: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Hello All, 

It could be fun to feature on the 404 page an explanation of what a 404 error is. 

Perhaps, something organized like this. 

h1. Title. Something like 404: This is not the content you're looking for. Or less. 

h2. By the way, do you know what a 404 error is? 

p. Quick description of a 404 error 

CTA. Want to know more? To the homepage!  

Regards, 

Sébastien 

Sébastien Desbenoit - http://desbenoit.net - http://internetetmoi.fr


Le 22 mars 2013 à 00:27, Julee <julee@adobe.com> a écrit :

> 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
> ml
> 
> ----------------------------
> julee@adobe.com
> @adobejulee
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----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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