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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject IE5 intercepts 404 Error Message
Date Sun, 04 Apr 1999 23:53:23 GMT

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>From: sandhall@swipnet.se (Robert Hallgren)
>Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix
>Subject: Re: IE5 intercepts 404 Error Message
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On Wed, 31 Mar 1999 16:41:04 GMT, adami@sco.com wrote:

>I've just noticed that the new IE5 browser substitutes its own pages in place
>of my standard 404 and 500 error messages. I spent some time developing my 404
>page so that people who got to it stood a chance of finding information on my
>site. I would rather people saw my page than the one Microsoft provide which
>encourages people to use one of their annointed search engines.

Just make sure the custom error page is larger in file size than 512
bytes. IE5's "friendly HTTP error messages" function looks at the file
size to determine what to do -- showing the actual error page or
supplying its own. The default file size limit (on my system) is:

400: 512 bytes
403: 256 bytes
404: 512 bytes
405: 256 bytes
406: 512 bytes
408: 512 bytes
409: 512 bytes
410: 256 bytes
500: 512 bytes
501: 512 bytes
505: 512 bytes

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q218/1/55.asp


Robert

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