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May
25
comment what's the point of a 404 page?
In my particular case, none of those scenarios are possible. The website is deployed as a single .war file, so either the whole website is deployed, or none of it is. Also there's nobody in the organisation with root access other than me. Finally, there is no HTTP server to configure, the app is deployed to a servlet container (Tomcat).
May
22
comment what's the point of a 404 page?
If the website is online it is inconceivable that the homepage would be missing. Also, you've wildly exaggerated how complex it would be for me to replace the 404 page with a redirect to the homepage that shows a message. I would basically just replace the one line of code that redirects them to the custom 404 page with 2 lines of code - one of which would add a message to the session and the the other would redirect them to the homepage
May
22
awarded  Editor
May
22
comment what's the point of a 404 page?
The 404 page I'm currently use is a custom page rather than the server's default 404 page. Here it is: festivals.ie/404
May
22
revised what's the point of a 404 page?
added 7 characters in body
May
22
comment what's the point of a 404 page?
@CJFranken if they try to access any valid URL on my domain I can intercept the request and send them back to the homepage
May
22
asked what's the point of a 404 page?
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May
7
comment address form fields
The concept of state is irrelevant to most European countries. Unless you actually live in a major city, a European resident wouldn't know what to enter in this field. If you could indicate which fields are mandatory, it might help
May
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asked address form fields
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