Re: Ondemand removal on random/individual urls is made easier
Oct 23, 2011 11:11 PM
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Currently it appears that your web server does not use the appropriate HTTP status code of either 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone), in responses to requests for URLs of pages that no longer exist on your site.
For such requests, currently your web server issues a 301 (Moved Permanently) response, redirecting the browser to your "Page Not Found" help page; and when the browser requests that page, the web server issues a response with HTTP status code 200 (OK).
Here is a sequence of events observed during my test:
* Note: HTTP status codes can be observed by using appropriate diagnostic software. For example, if you use the Mozilla Firefox browser, you can use the "Live HTTP Headers" add-on, or the "HttpFox" add-on, or the network monitoring panel of the "Firebug" debugger, to observe HTTP traffic and check the response status codes.