Re: error url

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (
Tue, 23 Aug 1994 12:24:49 +0200


The CERN software (Server, Proxy and Line Mode Browser) alreay have
differentiated, hierarchical error messages. Code is also provided in
the Library of Common Code to have a link to a (multi-linguistic) page
where the error can be explained, but support in the server is not yet
implemented. It is expected to be done pretty soon.

-- cheers --

Henrik Frystyk
+ 41 22 767 8265
World-Wide Web Project,
CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23,

> On Mon, 22 Aug 1994, Frans van Hoesel wrote:
> > A possible usefull extension (yet another one)
> > is to have the page, and/or url contain another url to return
> > to the user in case some url fails (now we are forced to live
> > with message like .... bla bla server refused ...)
> I think that this is a good idea. It would be nice to see the error
> message as well, so that it would be possible to differentiate a server
> not found from a server timed out, for example. Perhaps a composite of
> the error message and a document pointed to by the error url.