John doesn’t think it’s such a big deal that Internet Explorer now redirects to MSN Search rather than giving the user a 404 error page. I think I’m going to have to disagree. If they’re only doing it on default server error pages, fine. I probably personally wouldn’t like that (since I’m not an idiot newbie and I usually just go back to the home page and look from there), but as long as they allow you to change that setting, fine with me. However, if they’re actually overriding custom 404 error pages that people have created, then I do have a big problem with that. (That article doesn’t indicate.) A lot of people – myself included – have custom pages that can redirect users to the correct page, give them possible links to the information they wanted, or record the broken link for fixing in the future. If Micro$oft is going to break that functionality, I’m going to be very pissed indeed.