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01-02-2009, 01:59 PM
I am using build 6/1003 in CGI mode.
I was checking my server logs and found a broken link (404) that Zoom had not reported before.
A link in a page off the web site root refered to /volvo2007uk/index.html but it should be /volvo2007uk/index.shtml
I can't find anything in the user manual to suggest I have missed something. I always check the 'Broken Links' box before starting the index process.
01-03-2009, 01:46 AM
When I do a request for this missing page, your web server doesn't return an error.
This is what comes back in the HTTP header for this request is a 302 code, indicating that the page was found.
HTTP Status Code: HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date:Sat, 03 Jan 2009 02:34:44 GMTServer:Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)Location:http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/404.shtml
Of course what really happens is that the server does a re-direct to a custom error page (404.shtml) and it is this page that is found. However I think with a bit of playing about on the server, you can have botha 404 error and a custom error page.
01-03-2009, 08:41 AM
I should have shown the full URL: http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/press/volvo2007uk/index.html. (needs /press/)
Even then both the above URL and http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/volvo2007uk/index.html return our custom 404 page. Since the URL http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/volvo2007uk/index.html does not exist I cannot understand it returning a 302.
01-03-2009, 08:48 AM
You can use the service on this site,
to check out the HTTP return codes for your non existant pages.
Custom error pages not returning 404 as they should is a common issue. See Google for details.
01-03-2009, 09:52 AM
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