Boston University’s Strange File Not Found

Boston University has one of the stranger 404 File Not Found error pages I’ve seen in a while.

At the time of this writing, this is a broken link:

Here’s an excerpt of what that page says:

We cannot find the page you want at:


In the address bar of your browser (that contains the URL), you should highlight and delete the end of the URL back to the last or next to the last slash ( / ) then press Return. Repeat until you find a working page.

So I’m supposed to go into the address bar of my browser and manually delete parts of it, and just keep repeating that until the page works?

Why can’t a computer do this for me?

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