Sorry but still dont understand:
The site is 10 years old as as far as I know there arent any link with index.php
Anyway you said:
"Which bounces any page not found (404) to index.htm. Naturally this will catch a request for index.php"
why would it catch a request for index.php when its redirected to index.htm
I have often 404 error as I do delete pages and ever seen that.
These are pages that dont exists anymore and I have this in errorlog:
[Fri Jan 20 02:48:43 2012] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] File does not exist: /home/mysite/public_html/espanol/z1masfotos_banana_beach_bw.htm
[Fri Jan 20 02:48:40 2012] [error] [client 126.96.36.199] File does not exist: /home/mysite/public_html/z1morephotos_casa_blanca_4.htm
[Fri Jan 20 02:44:30 2012] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] File does not exist: /home/mysite/public_html/photos
they are taken to index.htm same as index.php are.
Also the end,
"Something much cruder that just shows the 404 error, without redirecting:
I dont understand what you mean either.
Isnt the 404 error page correct?
Added, just did a test and tried to enter index.php
and got this error in errorlog, no referer at all:
[Fri Jan 20 06:45:09 2012] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] File does not exist: /home/mysite/public_html/index.php
This looks normal to me, the other one does not
Last edited by helenp; 01-20-2012 at 02:48 PM..