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RE: 403 errors

From: Piers Williams <PiersW@zinc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 09:30:38 +0100
Message-ID: <0770EFD2075AD211B66C00A0C9E4E24BA89BB2@ZINCEMAIL>
To: www-html@w3.org
True, but this isn't going to notify the owner of the originating site, just
the owner of the site with the 'missing' page.

Mind you this really isn't an HTML issue - site owners should deploy
commonly availiable link-checking tools (as well as custom error pages) to
catch broken outbound links.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Waite [mailto:andy@mailroute.com]

> ><a href="http://www.403.com"  onerror=" 
> webmaster@this.web.site.com ">This
> >web site is worth going to</a>
> >If the linking website is down the browsers could 
> automatically email the
> >site webmaster with a browser generated Email to say the 
> linking address

> I'm not sure about other servers, but with Microsoft IIS it 
> is possible to 
> set up custom error message pages and use ASP code in them to 
> send an email 
> to the site administrator whenever an error occurs.
Received on Friday, 26 May 2000 04:44:20 UTC

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