l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Jun 27 00:05

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Apache, IE, error 404
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Apache, IE, error 404

I think you can fix this on the browser side by going
into IE's settings and unchecking "show friendly HTTP
error messages"... or something like that.

That's right, MS thinks that showing what caused an error 
is "unfriendly".

-- Rod

On Wednesday 26 June 2002 11:34 pm, nbs wrote:
> I'm curious, is there any way to make an Apache webserver magically
> notice when an IE browser is about to get an error 404 and not actually
> send a "404" error code back?  (e.g., show whatever error page it would
> show, but respond as if it was an "ok", versus a "file not found")
> The point is to circumvent the stupid built-in IE error response pages
> which are, in turn, circumventing any _useful_ error page your webserver
> may be providing.  (LUGOD.org, for example, has a rather sophisticated
> error page which understands typos, knows about some out-of-date URLs,
> and so forth...  It's sad to think so many people might never even see
> the useful error response because IE is overriding the server's actual
> Thx!
> -bill!

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.