404 error


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404 error

The HTTP error message returned to the browser by the Web server when a requested Web page is not available. The error occurs because the page no longer exists or is restricted. The 404 error can be modified by the site's Webmaster to a more user-friendly message.

Like a telephone book, a link to a Web page (URL) is static. Although software can be used to search each link on a site to ensure the target pages still exist, it cannot automatically find new addresses if the pages are no longer present. See 404, HTTP return codes, 500 error, link rot and moved to Atlanta.
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Typically, 404 errors are the result of a broken link or an inactive page.
Site migrations can produce many 404 errors because old URLs will cease to exist once the new website launches.
A well-designed site will introduce a new 404 error message page at the same time as any redesign.
Customizing your 404 Error Page allows you to provide additional tools or messages to those who may encounter errors accessing your new website.
The URL, however, is now displaying a 404 error page that says: "The requested URL /realtime was not found on this server.
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As scholarly information moves from print to digital, users often encounter the 404 Error Page.
A unique campaign to help highlight the plight of missing children in Europe has begun, using the 404 error pages displayed when you visit missing webpages.
We need to ensure accuracy in our links to other electronic resources and we need to make sure we have no blind links that result in the dreaded 404 error.
Formed out of frustration with Web site unavailability problems on the Internet typified by 404 error messages like "The page you are looking for is currently unavailable.
Visiting the site now returns nothing more than a 404 error page.
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