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Best 404 Page Ever

Posted on by Patrick

This has to be one of my favorite 404 error pages ever. Very closely followed by the SGI crying baby, for which I can not find a link to show.

For those of you not familiar with a “404 Page”, it’s the term given to the page served by the webserver when it can’t find a requested URL. The reason it’s called 404 is because that’s the “Not Found” error code for HTTP.

3 Responses to Best 404 Page Ever

Bill said on 8/6/2005 at 4:51 am

http://www.archive.org is great for finding things like this. Of course archive.org wouldn’t cache erroneous (404) pages that don’t exist. I found the links to the baby images in a slashdot post, and looking them up explicitly did the trick.

Enter http://www.sgi.com/images/404babies/6.jpg into the blank on archive.org. This yields a page with many cached versions of this little guy. (e.g. http://web.archive.org/web/20001013012836/http://www.sgi.com/images/404babies/6.jpg)

Try just changing the image number 1..10.jpg. :o) Cute. Enjoy! -Bill

Bill said on 8/6/2005 at 5:03 am

http://www.archive.org is great for finding things like this. Of course archive.org wouldn’t cache erroneous (404) pages that don’t exist. I found the links to the baby images in a slashdot post, and looking them up explicitly did the trick.

Enter http://www.sgi.com/images/404babies/6.jpg into the blank on archive.org. This yields a page with many cached versions of this little guy. (e.g. http://web.archive.org/web/20001013012836/http://www.sgi.com/images/404babies/6.jpg)

Try just changing the image number 1..10.jpg. :o) Cute. Enjoy! -Bill

Brian said on 6/28/2011 at 3:02 pm

the archive.org links aren’t working

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