Re: The wikimaster's dilemma

Subject: Re: The wikimaster's dilemma
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:37:48 -0700

From a strictly user point of view, when I click on a link I want it to go
where it's supposed to go. I don't care if the link is invisibly rerouted to some other address as long as the content I was supposed to get is there, and I don't need a message telling me to revise my bookmarks unless the link I just clicked on is going to change. As long as the rerouted address will continue to end up where it's supposed to, everything can happen invisibly and I should never see a 404. 404's just tell me that the people who are running a site can't make up their minds.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
Erik Bahama wrote:

So, if a link in the UI of a web app points to a wiki page that doesn't
exist, is it permissible for the wikimaster to make the wiki's 404 page
redirect to the page the UI should have pointed to in the first place?

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References:
The wikimaster's dilemma: From: Erik Bahama
RE: The wikimaster's dilemma: From: Combs, Richard

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