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

From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:38:23 +0200
Cc: Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>, Julee <julee@adobe.com>, Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7422BA17-5C80-43F5-91EF-9A7CD1C20812@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
FYI, here’s what Wikipedia does [1]

I like the idea of having a link that says “Did you mean to type http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/foo?” there. Thoughts?

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/foo

Lea Verou
W3C developer relations
http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou






On Mar 22, 2013, at 13:58, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hey, Seb-
> 
> On 3/22/13 4:45 AM, Sébastien Desbenoit wrote:
>> 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!
> 
> Brilliant! Perfect!
> 
> We don't yet have a page on http error codes (I think), but we should, and this should point to that. It should highlight the "common" ones, like 301, 403, 404, 500, etc.
> 
> We should also include http refs and tutorials, as well... and MIME stuff.
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug
> 
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