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Questions tagged [404]

404 or "Not Found Error" occurs when an HTTP server cannot find a resource requested by an HTTP client. The most common situation for this is, a web server cannot find a web page requested by a browser.

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Handle bad request for a form

I have a form that needs to be compiled. The form before to load it gets some data from some service, if one of these services fail the data of the form will not load, because it will be an incomplete ...
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Can multiple error screens (e.g. 401, 404) be grouped into one catch-all page?

Is it best practice to have a screen for every individual error state (e.g. 401, 404, 415, 500, etc), or not? I would argue that users do not care or understand error codes and a simple catch-all ...
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Why do websites still display 404 pages instead of just another error page? [duplicate]

I was asked to design a 404 page but do we actually need to say 404? Even though most people understand what 404 means, do we need to explicitly tell users its a 404? Why cant it just be an error ...
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Necessity of writing the number “404” on a 404 page?

I've been working on a 404 page recently and have been confronted with the issue of whether we need to explicitly write the numbers '404' on the 404 page. My team's opinion on this issue is split. I ...
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Should a 404 error be kept in the browser history?

I am working on a script that I will most likely be using for all my future websites that prevents the page from refreshing/redirecting when navigating through it. It does this by Manipulating the ...
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Should 404 page use different layout from the rest of the site?

An error page can either use the same template as the rest of the site or a different one. With Error 500 (Server Error), it is preferred for the error page to be as simple as possible to lower the ...
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Best practices to design a 404 error page

What are the best practices in designing a 404 error page? I read so many blogs and articles regarding this. Some says about using fancy images , when some days about sticking to the basics. Are there ...
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Is it important to display HTTP error codes to users?

On a 404 or 403 page, should we include the error code or can the page be written and designed better for UX without it?
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Links on a 404 page: simple navigation or natural-language help?

I'm designing a new 404 page and I was wondering: should a 404 page simply have a list of relevant links, or should it try to solve users' problems using natural language? For example, Apple uses a ...