Lagi Pittas wrote:To answer the question I got the links from Google.
Curious that Google didn't check them before including them into their index.
And if you go to the links you gave me within both of them the "pre requisites" or other links give a page not found error.
Ah, thanks for the recipe. I just submitted a request to fix that to the web team.
I'm guessing this is a side-effect of one of the Wordpress plugins recently added, perhaps one for URL redirects to keep other things updated while changes are made. I was using those pages just a few weeks ago, so it seems this change is fairly recent. Hopefully it'll be resolved soon.
Time is something I can never get back and wasting time following non existant links everywhere is really getting rather infuriating.
Amen, brother. I have many links throughout my sites to things at Apple, MS, and other large sites, and the 404 rate I find is higher than I'd expect. Even URLs for things of very strong lasting value, like Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, change with surprising frequency.
If I had a time machine I'd go back to 1987 and have a good sit-down chat with Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, and Ted Nelson. For all the great things about the WWW, and even taking into account the considerably greater complexity of Nelson's Xanadu, of the two only Xanadu's architecture maintains links as two-way entities, allowing the physical server location of a resource to change without breaking incoming links.
But alas, in the world we're in now, 404s are simply something we have to stay on top of.