[wp-hackers] Correct 404 Behavior?
computerguru at neosmart.net
Sat Sep 15 18:33:48 GMT 2007
Probably because it's almost impossible to keep a list of all the
files you ever had...
Anyway, you'd have to check if that permalink *used* to exist and if
it does but isn't there now send a 410.
But even then, what if it never existed? Is that a 404? IMO it should
be (logically), but you end up *somewhere*.....
I know there are custom 404 error pages with useful links on them; but
is that what we can call the WP "page not found" message?
On 9/15/07, Joost de Valk <joost at joostdevalk.nl> wrote:
> Sending a 404 :)
> Officially, if a file is not there ANYMORE, you should send a 410,
> Content deleted, but no one does that.
> On Sep 15, 2007, at 8:24 PM, Computer Guru wrote:
> > Just a quick question:
> > Should 404 headers be sent for missing content or only missing files?
> > If a post is missing, should that be an error message or a full 404?
> > Back in the day, it wasn't really much of a question:
> > If /blog/my-article-2.htm wasn't there (keeping in mind that it was a
> > physical file), it was a 404.
> > But now that's not a real file, it's just a permalink. If a permalink
> > doesn't exist or is broken, what's the correct *standard* behavior?
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