Re: The wikimaster's dilemma

Subject: Re: The wikimaster's dilemma
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Erik Bahama <frequentfliar -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 17:24:57 -0700

Report the bug.

Then redirect the page to the correct link. In the case where the
target was changed, a friendly redirect message with a link to the
correct page would notify the user to change other links as well.
Otherwise, invisible redirects would provide the best user experience.

-Tony



On 2011-07-01, at 4:37 PM, Erik Bahama <frequentfliar -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> So, if a link in the UI of a web app points to a wiki page that doesnïft
> exist, is it permissible for the wikimaster to make the wikiïfs 404 page
> redirect to the page the UI should have pointed to in the first place?
>
>
>
> Or is it better to just submit a bug report and hope for the best?
>
>
>
> What are the civil/criminal penalties for abusing a 404 page in this manner?
> Speaking hypothetically, of course.
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