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From Rob Hartill <hart...@ooo.lanl.gov>
Subject Re: Yet Another Suggestion
Date Mon, 10 Apr 1995 16:17:37 GMT

Brian suggests...

> simply serve people better.  Instead of a redirect perhaps this could be 
> an extra message to give the 404 response, i.e. 
> 
> The URL /foobar.html was not found.  However, <a 
> href="/FooBar.html">/FooBar.html</a> exists, if you meant that.
> 
> Of course a search for case-insensitive matches could turn up more than 
> one match.

does it need to be in the server ?, it can be done by redirecting
404 to a perl script. It'd be a lot easier to do fancy 404 recovery
in perl than inside Apache - the script could even have a table of
commonly screwed up URLs. Also, if you find a bad link that the
owner refuses to fix, you can redirect back to his site.. take that !



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