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RE: User friendly 404s reconsidered

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:31:04 +0100
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> Orion Adrian

> I agree with reducing noise. I don't consider search on a 404 page
> noise. I don't consider placing the most common links on a 404 page
> noise. These are all decent uses of screen real estate.

And, lest we don't lose track of the issues here, they can also help users actually find what they were looking for, which I'd say is an essential part of a usable website. Otherwise we may as well just serve the default 404 and be done with it.

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
Received on Tuesday, 25 July 2006 13:30:56 UTC

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