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Status 404 PHP Find Best Match Page: Find best match URL when accessing an invalid page

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This class can find best match URL when accessing an invalid page.

It takes the list of URIs of valid pages and finds the page that matches better the URI of the current request when it is not valid.

The class redirects the browser to the best match page URL.

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Some times users access inexistent pages because they mistyped the URL. In that case it would be better to try to fix the URL for the user instead of just say it is wrong.

This class can attempt to fix incorrect URLs using a list of URLs that are known to be correct.

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Status 404 Find Best Match Page

This PHP class catches all "soft errors 404" and finds the closest (best,
most likely) candidate page name (URI) from a list of pages that exist.

Soft error 404 is defined as one that is initiated by this PHP script:
* The script compares the current request against a list of existant pages.
* If match isn't found (soft error 404), a closest match is found.
* The script replies with status 302 (permanent redirect) to the existant

Hard error 404 is initiated by HTTP server.

Functionality of this class depends on properly set up rewrite inside
htaccess (or nginx configuration) file.

NGINX example:

server {
	error_page  404  /index.php?page=/404/;
	location / {
        rewrite ^(/[a-zA-Z0-9\-/\s]*)$   /index.php?page=$1   last;


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