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

From: Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:26:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CABPs60En9B=d3tYg8KuEtVFxxF9x66ShyhMpuKjYf+UfgcZw-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Cc: Julee <julee@adobe.com>, Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
It would be good to have one name for our page explaining 404, and a
distinct name for when the server reports the error. Also, those
custom landing pages are a good place to experiment with i18n.

DougM

On 3/26/13, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I’ve been brainstorming for ideas for the error pages. The idea I’m thinking
> of going with is to create big numbers in the style of the logo (with
> colored edges in the same style) which will form the error code at the top
> of the page. Underneath will be a short description of what a 404 error is,
> like Seb suggested. The good thing about this is that it will work for all
> codes, with little extra effort.
>
> My question is: Do you think the page should be more minimal, or should it
> have the rest of the WPD cruft around it (navigation, search, footer, etc).
> In the former case I will create a static page, otherwise it might be worth
> to add a special WPD: page (going back and forth between WPD:404 and
> WPD:Not_Found).
>
> Cheers,
> Lea
>
> Lea Verou
> W3C developer relations
> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
>
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> On Mar 22, 2013, at 01:27, Julee wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
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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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