[thesite] old links

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Mar 19 12:28:01 CST 2002


> From: aardvark
> so, this link sits on webword:
> http://www.evolt.org/index.cfm?menu=8&cid=2396&catid=25
> but doesn't seem to resolve at all...  it points to this:
> http://evolt.org/article/view/25/2396/
> are we still capturing old-style URLs?  i thought we
> were when i tested for the book... did i miss something?

we are capturing them, but the redirect doesn't seem to be working properly in some browsers.

cmd> GET /index.cfm?menu=8&cid=2396&catid=25 HTTP/1.0
cmd> Host: www.evolt.org
text/html => index.cfm
RequestDone Error = 0
StatusCode = 301
Received 14964 bytes
hdr>HTTP/1.1 301 Permanently moved
hdr>Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:17:40 GMT
hdr>Server: Apache/1.3.23 (Unix)
hdr>Location : http://www.evolt.org/article/You_Call_em_That_em_Web_Site_Testing/25/2396/index.html
hdr>Page-Completion-Status: Normal
hdr>Set-Cookie: CFID=1016591; expires=Sun, 27-Sep-2037 00:00:00 GMT; path=/;
hdr>Set-Cookie: CFTOKEN=92886779; expires=Sun, 27-Sep-2037 00:00:00 GMT; path=/;
hdr>Connection: close
hdr>Content-Type: text/html

i'm guessing most browsers don't correctly interpret the 301 error code, at least not ie6 or nn4.  nn6.2 performs the redirect properly.  nn4 just shows an ugly 404 page with a link to the article.  ie6 (and i suspect ie5.x also) just throw up an internal error page.  that's not terribly useful at all.  not sure what the solution is.


jeff at members.evolt.org

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