Firefox NoMore404 doesn’t seem to work at all


(websearch sucks) #1

Sorry to bother you fine folks. I submitted this through the NoMore404 feedback page, not sure if anyone sees that, as all I got back was a generic Mozilla survey, which I dutifully filled in.

Details:

  • OS X 10.10.5
  • Firefox 49.0.1

I verified that following extensions are installed, and active:

  • Test Pilot 0.8.7-tag-2016-10-04-2
  • No More 404s 1.5.6
    (Aside: Had to type that last bit. Why can’t I copy/paste these details from the FirefoxAdd-ons Manager Page?)

Anyway…
I was browsing > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo/Alt#Gentoo.2FFreeBSD

which includes a link to:

http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200604/gentoo-bsd_interview.html

I don’t see anything from NoMore404, I am taken to

http://searchassist.verizon.com/main?ParticipantID=euekiz39ksg8nwp7iqj2fp5wzfwi5q76&FailedURI=http%3A%2F%2Fdaemonnews.org200604%2Fgentoo-bsd_interview.html&FailureMode=1&Implementation=&AddInType=4&Version=pywr1.0&Referer=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2F&ClientLocation=us

Whereas pasting the link directly into the WayBackMachine at > https://archive.org/
leads me (manually, eventually) to

https://web.archive.org/web/20061013054546/http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200604/gentoo-bsd_interview.html

In spite of the disgruntled tone, I do appreciate your efforts. I hope that these details are of help to you. Glad to supply more details, screen shots, etc. if needed.

Still have high hopes for NoMore404. I had been toying with clunky Python/curl scripts to browse archive.org. I’m not a JavaScript kinda guy.


George Zipperlen


(websearch sucks) #2

My apologies. A little further research, and I realize that this was not a 404 error but a 301 error, pointing back to the same link:

curl http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200604/gentoo-bsd_interview.html

301 Moved Permanently

Moved Permanently

The document has moved here.


Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS) Server at ezine.daemonnews.org Port 80

Wikipedia is an excellent source of all kinds of bad links. A link further down the page in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo/Alt#Gentoo.2FFreeBSD points me to http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gentoo-alt/

which does take me to a 404 page, with a nice NoMore404s banner at top:

This page appears to be missing. View a saved version courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

Thanks! I should change the title of this thread to Firefox NoMore404s doesn’t work on non-404 errors


(Leo McArdle) #3