PHPBUilder: Using PHP Error Handling

[ Thanks to Kevin
for this link. ]

“An all to common error on the web is broken links. You
end up with broken links from other sites whenever you rearrange
your site. People bookmark some page they like and come back 3
months later only to find a ‘404 Not Found’, giving them no help
whatsoever about where to start looking for the page you originally
had on your site. Let’s solve this, or atleast be friendly to
your users and help them get back on track whenever they hit ‘a
You can even create a common page to report all errors
you might encounter while rendering your pages.”

“PHP together with Apache gives you quite alot of freedom to
create your own error pages, but requires some reconfiguring and a
tiny bit of coding. Let’s start off with the configuration part.

“The Apache ErrorDocument directive specifies what document (or
URI) Apache should redirect a user to in case of an error. It
allows you to specify one resource for each and every error code
one of your users might run into. Start off by adding a
ErrorDocument 404 /error.php directive to your server
configuration. This will redirect users that ask for a page that
does not exist to the ‘error.php’ page you will soon write. Don’t
forget to restart Apache for the changes to take effect. “


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