Seriously, how hard can it be to configure a proper “404 Not Found” in a web application? I’m not talking for a blog or some homepage, for that I couldn’t care less. But for a real web-application like [[http://www.bes.pt/d|on-line banking]] it breaks my heart to see the [[http://www.bes.pt/d|default IIS 404 page]] with the ‘Microsoft Support’ contact. Are these guys monitoring what’s happening with their application? I guess not..
Setting up a 404 Not Found page with an e-mail form is not that hard and in these cases it makes all sense. You’d probably wanna say something like:
> If you have a question or some feedback, please tell us!
Or if you’re into something more emotionally appealing, and I’ll quote [[http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/HighNotes.html|Joel Spolsky]] on this:
> Most things actually work!
Like Winamp said back in 2003 when Nullsoft shipped a new version.
On a side note, did you read //”[[http://tw.apinc.org/weblog/2006/02/26/a-closer-look-to-gedit-214|A closer look to gedit 2.14]]”// already? It’s an interesting piece I think.