Bug 63380 - Stale Microsoft KB reference in ErrorDocument Documentation
Summary: Stale Microsoft KB reference in ErrorDocument Documentation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: 2.4-HEAD
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: HTTP Server Documentation List
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-23 13:46 UTC by tlhackque
Modified: 2019-04-24 18:41 UTC (History)
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Description tlhackque 2019-04-23 13:46:58 UTC
The ErrorDocument description at http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/core.html#errordocument

refers to 


This hyperlink is no longer valid, and brings up a generic Microsoft Support page.

I didn't do an extensive search, but what I did find was dated.

If the "error document is too small to display due to 'friendly error' browser option" issue still exists (or if you want to document this as a historical restriction), the reference needs to be updated - or the complete information included in the httpd docs.

I did find the original KB article on the wayback machine:


Note: This is true for all versions of the docs - 2.4 & trunk, as well as older.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2019-04-24 18:41:19 UTC
If Microsoft removed this behavior, the current comments can be deleted
in their entirety.

If they have not removed this behavior, a current citation is needed.
I guess an archive article satisfies this, but would be confusing to
modern MS engineers.