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Rule n° 218 - The main navigation menu is displayed on custom error pages.

The occurrence of errors is not only frequent, but probably unavoidable. You might as well make sure that navigation is immediately resumed, and for this the main menu is an ideal tool.

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  • Save users from any interruption in their navigation, landing on dead-end pages, or being forced to use their browser’s Back button.


The 404 error page returns either dynamically or statically to main website navigation.


For each website checked:

  • Modify the URL address to obtain a 404 error page, for example, by adding a series of three or four random characters at the end of the address such as: https://www.exemple.com/dbvdjb.
  • Confirm that the page returned contains the elements of the main navigation menu.

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