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From "Richard Peacock" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Handling 404 errors
Date Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:07:48 GMT
Nick Kew wrote:-
Richard, when replying, can you quote normally, and not make
your reply look like some malformed signature to the original
post?  I had no idea this was a reply until I hit "reply"
in my mailer.

RP: Oh, I'm really sorry - I blame outlook ;) I tried to put it at the
bottom which obviously hasn't worked!! I have tried put my remarks into
your message below starting with "RP:" - sorry in advance if it causes

> <html><META http-equiv='refresh'

But that is not.  It's very, very evil, and damages end-users.

RP: Perhaps you could be kind enough to explain to me (a noob) why this
suggestion is so bad? I have used the refresh META tag myself before and
would like to know what makes it so evil!

Your PHP (if that is your choice of scripting language) needs
to return the document you want to send.

RP: Hmm, yes, this would make more sense; when the user makes a request
for page1.html, APACHE returns to the user the "404error.php" which
(when coded) will appear to contain the right document.  All this would
be in a single request - although someone else who's more in the know
should be able to confirm what constitutes a request. 

RP: Once again, sorry for the mis-mash mess of my original reply!

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