Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#677 closed new feature (invalid)

404 page

Reported by: fake51 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Legacy Resolved
Component: BW General Keywords:
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Description

We need 404s. As is, page not found redirects the front page which is bad behaviour:

  • when you try to go to a page that's not there, you don't expect the front page, you expect "not found"
  • search engines will see lots of double pages where there should in fact be "not found"

It's not just a question of having the "right" behaviour it's also a question of taking the opportunity to help people. Say you're surfing the faq pages and you try to go for one in a language that's not present (modifying the url, perhaps, or following a slightly wrong link). Instead of redirecting people, we can present them with a 404 and then some helpful links to pages they might have wanted to go to (checking the url to see if there are close matches). This will be much more helpful to people than seeing the front page.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by TimLoal

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Resolving due to age and lack of interest, in recent years.

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comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by TimLoal

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to Legacy Resolved
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