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Re: 404 errors, Search Engines, and a new meta-tag

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 11:03:59 -0700
Message-Id: <v03130305b3afdb371879@[134.79.129.61]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 6:33a -0700 07/09/99, Ray Benjamin wrote:
>Wouldn't it be nice if there was a good way for search engines to prune
>entries that returned 404 errors  without having to depend
>on spiders?

Wouldn't it be nice if webmasters took steps to prevent their sites
from generating 404s in the first place?

When I change a path on my site, I put a "Page Moved" link in its place
for several months, and then I use my server's "ErrorDocument" to send
a page which lists old and new URLs.

Examples:

http://www.natural-innovations.com/boo/ds.html

http://www.natural-innovations.com/boo/xxxxx.html


-Walter
Received on Monday, 12 July 1999 14:03:51 GMT

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