[wp-hackers] Should Monthly Archive Pages ever return 404?

Casey Bisson casey.bisson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 17:50:22 GMT 2009

Isn't a 404 the only semantically reasonable response?

Something we probably all need to do is make our 404 templates more  
useful, though. In the context you describe, it could easily look  
ahead and back to the next month/year/period in which their are posts,  
while still returning a 404, for example.



On Mar 9, 2009, at 1:42 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> I've just noticed something that surprised me, that if I go to an  
> archive page for which there are no posts for a given month that I  
> get a 404 error which doesn't exactly provide a great user  
> experience for people hacking URLs. Should it (at least optionally)  
> return a 200 ok but visually there are no posts for that month?
> -Mike Schinkel
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