Make sure you're specifying the full path to the 404.php file.. If you're using foo.com/moni as your website, you need to have ErrorDocument 404 /moni/errordocs/404.php Otherwise, the server will look in foo.com/errordocs which you dont have access too :) .djc. Moniruvwe Orife wrote: > > what's wrong with this .htaccess file? > > ErrorDocument 400 /errordocs/400.php > ErrorDocument 401 /errordocs/401.php > ErrorDocument 403 /errordocs/403.php > ErrorDocument 404 /errordocs/404.php > ErrorDocument 500 /errordocs/500.php > > the .htaccess file is in my public_html directory... the error docs are in a > subdirectory of public_html... i think i've referenced them correctly, but > NS4 & NS6 tell me: Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while > trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. In IE i get the > default 404. > any ideas?