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RE: WAI Checkpoint 7.5: Re-directs

From: <Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 07:44:37 -0500
Message-ID: <B239BEDED044074C8E2CCC3A9162F2A90521CE3B@swilnts804.wil.fusa.com>
To: <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>>>but the server must return a 403 or 404 status for the broken URL,

Some reason the server cannot return a page with page not found information?

>>>Returning anything except an error response breaks link checking
software.
What does link checking software have to do with user accessibility?

Kurt Mattes
Application Development Analyst-Lead Developer
(302) 282-1414
Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com


-----Original Message-----
From: David Woolley [mailto:david@djwhome.demon.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 5:14 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: WAI Checkpoint 7.5: Re-directs



> 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.



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