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Error at <www.rossde.com>
No Such Web Page: /my404.shtml
In a 16-day period, over 300 attempts were made to access a "register", "login", or "signin" page. My Web site is NOT a Weblog. There is no registration or login on this site.
You reached this page in David Ross's Web site by requesting a non-existent page. This may happen because of any of the following reasons:
- I use scripts to provide dynamic content to pages that are otherwise static. In moving my Web site to a new Web host, I had to change the file extensions of any such page from .html to .shtml. As a result, a request for a page ending in .html might produce an error because that page now ends in .shtml. If you think this is happening, PLEASE let me know.
- You tried to access a page that used to exist, but I have deleted it.
Note that I do archive some of my old pages before deleting them from the Web server. If you let me know which page you want, I might be able to send you a copy via E-mail.
- If this was from a link in one of my other Web pages, please let me know so that I can correct or remove the link.
- If this was from a link in someone else's Web page (including a search engine), please notify the owner of that page.
- You typed the URI incorrectly. Please retype. Or you may select the link from either my index of Web pages or my site map.
- You used an upper-case letter where a lower-case letter is required or vice-versa. For example, my page about PGP public key servers is at <http://www.rossde.com/PGP/pgp_keyserv.html>, not at <http://www.rossde.com/pgp/pgp_keyserv.html>.
- You pasted part of a URI twice (e.g., <http://www.rossde.com/malaprops/homonyms.htmlhomonyms.html>).
- You failed to type the complete URI. For example, my error log indicates someone tried to reach <http://www.rossde.com/editorials/childrenofgays.html> but only typed <http://www.rossde.com/editorials/childre>. Another example is that you entered <http://www.rossde.com/garden_back.html> (omitting the complete path to the page) when the correct URI is <http://www.rossde.com/garden/garden_back.html>.
- You typed a hyphen (-) where you should have typed an underscore (_) or vice-versa.
- You included the ending bracket (>) when copying the URI. I bracket URIs with < and > when they appear in text per RFC 3986, Appendix C. This keeps adjacent punctuation from becoming part of a URI. It also helps to delineate a long URI that might become broken onto two or more lines. However, the brackets are NOT part of the URI and should not be copied into a browser's address area (also called the "URI bar" or "URL bar").
- You tried to access one of my pages from your bookmarks or "favorites". I might have changed the name or location of the page. You may have to start at my home page and navigate through my Web site to locate the page you want, or select the link from either my index of Web pages or my site map.
- I "screwed up". I may have moved a page to the wrong directory, accidentally renamed a page, or otherwise made a page inaccessible. Please let me know so that I can correct this situation.
- There might even be another reason, beyond what I thought when I setup this error page. Let me know, and maybe we can work together to determine the reason.
- You attempted to reach a Web page that I never had (e.g., <http://www.rossde.com/internet/UserSettings>, any page generated by PHP, any "login" or "register" page).
NOTE: I review my Web server's error logs once or twice each month, looking at instances where requests for Web pages resulted in errors. I always find such errors, but over 90% are the result of a user's error — your error.
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