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Re: WAI Checkpoint 7.5: Re-directs

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 22:14:20 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200401292214.i0TMELp01110@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> otherwise), that would leave little room for elegant broken link
*** handling or so-called marketing

Broken links should not be handled by client mediated redirects.
It is OK to redirect as a purely internal operation on the server,
but the server must return a 403 or 404 status for the broken URL,
not, as often happens, a 302 to a 200 for the link is broken page.

Returning anything except an error response breaks link checking
software.
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2004 17:15:05 UTC

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