Check URL --> Simply? (fwd)

David Eppstein eppstein at
Thu Aug 16 07:03:25 CEST 2001

In article <tnmkhd51goof0b at>,
 "Julius Welby" <jwelby at> wrote:

> > Ever more opportunity at shameless self-promotion.  This zillion special
> > cases of 404-ish pages is something I use as an example in my
> > forthcoming book _Text Processing in Python_ (a few more months until
> > done).  Here's the code I present as an attempt at recognizing what only
> > humans can:

Humans can't usually see the http response line with the actual 404 number 
in it in place of the 200 indicating an ok page, but machines can -- why 
don't you use that?
David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at

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