[geeklog-devel] Geeklog and 404 Errors

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Fri Jan 4 11:14:37 EST 2013

On 01/04/2013 03:37 PM, Dirk Haun wrote:
> Tom wrote:
>> Geeklog also has a 404.php page which as far as I can tell is not used.
> You're supposed to configure your webserver to display it in case of a 404. E.g. for Apache:
> ErrorDocument 404 /404.php
>> It
>> also doesn't seem to return a 404 error code but just contains a nice
>> message to the user with a few link options.  I am wondering if we should
>> ditch this page but create a lib-common function that shows something
>> similar that also includes the correct 404 header so search engines know not
>> to visit. This way we would have a constant 404 error message across the
>> site.
> I can't remember the details, but the code that display the 404 page should
not itself send a 404 - I think it was because the webserver already 
does it,
if configured as shown above. Check some non-existing URL on geeklog.net -
you'll see that it correctly returns a 404.
> We should obviously explain somewhere how to use the 404.php, but other than
that I don't see anything wrong with it as such.

Dirk, that's physically missing pages you're talking about (e.g: 
http://geeklog.net/nonexistent.php). For logically missing pages, Tom is 
right about sending the 404 header from gl 
(http://geeklog.net/article.php?id=nonexistent), the webserver won't 
send an error, since the page does actually exist...


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