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1 | Posted by: Matthew Pennell (Guest) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

That’s interesting, although I couldn’t quite work out the relevance of Yahoo! to your borked links?

I wonder if this has been considered by all the site-admins diligently creating custom 404 pages?

2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

I couldn’t quite work out the relevance of Yahoo! to your borked links?

The relevance is simply that I had a link that pointed to a resource on Yahoo! - that link was broken but Yahoo! effectively told my link-checker that everything was okay.

Thus, I couldn’t resolve the broken link because I didn’t know that it was broken.

I wonder if this has been considered by all the site-admins diligently creating custom 404 pages?

This was the main point of my rant. Webmasters should definitely confirm that they are serving the correct status code with their custom 404’s.

3 | Posted by: Joen (Guest) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

Only too late do I discover the little snacksized tips in this article.

As I also (eventually) mention on my website, I wanted to make sure my old Movable Type based URLs had the proper 301 Permanent Redirection code. This, with the help of HTTP Viewer worked out just great!

While your Shapeshifter CMS can hardly fall into the category “hand-rolled CMS” anymore, I must admit it is the coolest (Blog) CMS I have seen next to Wordpress.

4 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years, 1 month ago |

Note: I’ve edited Joen’s comment slightly by shortening a URL (that had tripped my comment handler up) using the Metamark service.

Joen, glad to hear that you found a useful reference here. The HTTP Viewer is absolutely invaluable to me, I’m sure you will find it just as helpful.

I must admit [the Shapeshifter CMS] is the coolest (Blog) CMS I have seen next to Wordpress.

Awesome! Thanks, that’s a real compliment. :-)

5 | Posted by: J. J. (Registered User) | ~ 2 years ago |

Maybe you sould contact Yahoo with a link to your entry… Then maybe “somebody” will configure that properly.

6 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 2 years ago |

Good idea J.J. I’ll do that tonight.

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