[development] 404 search

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Tue Nov 29 22:22:17 UTC 2005

Here is another variant by someone else (also based on Steven's).

On a small site this may be acceptable. However for a large site I would
think twice, since reorganizing content can cause a lot of 404s. There
are even cases where 404s from missing images, or confused crawlers,
relative pathnames, RSS readers, ... etc such as this issue:

So, a search will be performed for all 404s, whether human generation
or not.

On 11/29/05, David K Norman <deekayen at deekayen.net> wrote:
> I just wanted to make sure this wasn't implemented before I submitted an
> official feature request issue.
> Sometimes I remove an attachment from a node, but Google still keeps it
> indexed for a while. I can see people still trying to access the file in
> my logs, but they get a 404. I think it would be cool if the 404 message
> was able to say "Page not found", but then use the missing URL as a
> search string to display other possible similar pages in the site under
> the Page not found message.
> David Norman
> http://deekayen.net/

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