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Implementing Sensible 404 Pages With Apache

'HTTP 404 Not Found' reads the title. It's not pretty. As web surfers, we have all collided with 404 error pages, and some endeavour to correct the error be checking the URL for stupid mistakes that often happen. In this article Steve talks about handling 404 errors with Apache, and also suggests ways to keep visitors on your site by making the content of your 404 page informative and useful.

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By: Steve Adcock
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May 01, 2002
  1. · Implementing Sensible 404 Pages With Apache
  2. · Custom error documents
  3. · Designing the error document
  4. · Conclusion

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Implementing Sensible 404 Pages With Apache - Conclusion
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As you have seen in this article, error documents are more important than you may think. Merely having a custom error page shows you have put forth effort on your web site and want to help the user find the information they need. Error documents are easy to create and adds professionalism to any web site.

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