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

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:17:58 -0700
To: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
CC: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD7788AB.628DE%julee@adobe.com>
Ha! Great! I like the first one. J


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-----Original Message-----
From: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:15 PM
To: julee <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Ryan Lane <rlane32@gmail.com>, Doug
Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webplatform@w3.org"
<public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Re: 404 page (was Re: URL aliases for WPD without /wiki)

>How does something like this look?
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>http://i1.minus.com/iGfRmjKm0ge9P.png
>http://i3.minus.com/ibu6imWYDGMUXO.png
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>Cheers,
>Lea
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>Lea Verou
>W3C developer relations
>http://w3.org/people/all#lea ? http://lea.verou.me ? @leaverou
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>On Mar 26, 2013, at 20:04, Lea Verou wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Ive been brainstorming for ideas for the error pages. The idea Im
>>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
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>> Lea Verou
>> W3C developer relations
>> http://w3.org/people/all#lea ? http://lea.verou.me ? @leaverou
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>> On Mar 22, 2013, at 01:27, Julee wrote:
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>>> 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
>>> 
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>>> 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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