> What do you mean the content has been "superceded"? > > Is the content outdated, wrong, false, untweaked, incomplete, dysfunctional, erroneous, or misleading? > > To know how to deal with the files, it would help to know why they are no longer relevant or are indeed useless. well i donno how to answer you. what I would say is that i made a redesign of the site giving more informative urls, and pruning down some of the content. that sort of thing. i dont want to put up a 404 error because the search engines will start listing a 404 page for the "missing files" but then again at least the user is kept happy & informed as to whats happened. normally I have just deleted it and wait for the SE to update its index but as i am back to this situation again in the lifecycle i thought while there was a moment to really find out what was the *best* thing to do. delete and forget-about-it or preserve and inform the SE?