How not to change your URL

The Palm Beach Post’s Web edition recently moved from portal site onto its own domain, now correctly redirects, but — where the newspaper’s home page also was previously available — does not. Rather than a redirect, gives you a “page not found” error. Bad idea, when there are some sites (not very many, but a few) that link to the now-broken URL. The Post ought to have a redirect on all its old URLs.

The site’s new URL scheme has some odd behavior too. displays another error message. displays the home page’s content under a “sports” header. Only actually gives the sports page. Such URLs are a poor choice, being neither short nor hackable nor tease-from-print-able.

Comment by Chris Heisel, posted April 13, 2003, 11:37 am

Nor cool...

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