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Error Reports on www.upenn.edu

When a user tries to access a page that is not found, they will receive a page that

  1. help users understand the error, and
  2. allow them notify a provider about a broken link.

Note that users may submit an error report by mistake, so providers should always check reported errors before taking action.


  1. This is the page a user will see if the system is able to associate an error with a "referrer page". In most cases, the user will have selected a broken link on the referrer page. However, it's also possible that a user will have typed in a bad URL while simply viewing the referrer page.

    From this page the user has the option of sending a problem notification message directly to the provider of the referrer page.

    (Note: Asterisked words indicate links on the actual page.)


    Penn Web - Document Not Found

    The requested document:
    http://www.upenn.edu/AR/yetter.html
    could not be found on the Penn Web.

    Possible reasons for not finding this document:

    • You typed in the URL and made a typo; please check the spelling and try again.
    • You typed in an outdated URL; please try one of the options on our * Search * page to locate current information.
    • The link that you selected from:
      http://justdoit.dccs.upenn.edu/~yetter/
      is incorrect. Please select "Submit" to notify a Penn information provider of the problem.

      * Submit *



  2. This is the page the user will see when the system is unable to associate an error with a referrer page. This situation can occur when the user's browser is configured to not show an opening page or when the user is using a browser that can't show a referrer.

    From this page the user has the option of supplying error information to the webmaster at www.upenn.edu.

    (Note: Asterisked words indicate links on the actual page.)


    Penn Web - Document Not Found

    The requested document:
    http://www.upenn.edu/~yetter/fred.html
    could not be found on the Penn Web.

    Possible reasons for not finding this document:

    • You typed in the URL and made a typo; please check the spelling and try again.
    • You typed in an outdated URL; please try one of the options on our * Search * page to locate current information.
    • A link from one of our pages may be broken. Please send the * webmaster * a note and include the URL of the page you were viewing and the link that was broken.



  3. After the user has submitted the error report, the following screen will appear:

    Penn Web - Document Not Found Error Report Submission

    Thank you. Your report has been mailed to the information provider.

    * Go back * to the page you were viewing or visit our * Search * page.

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