https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59733

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            Bug ID: 59733
           Summary: Deleted pages should be served as HTTP 404
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: General/Unknown
          Assignee: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
          Reporter: sc...@urbigenous.net
    Classification: Unclassified
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The "this page has been deleted" message should be served as HTTP 404 (note:
not HTTP 410, as in WONTFIXed bug 12345, which implies that the resource will
never come back - that is not necessarily true for deleted pages). This would
be in keeping with the "user account is not registered" message, which is
served as 404.

Related: a current discussion on the English Wikipedia, at 
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard&oldid=589460695#Does_the_statement_.22A_page_with_this_title_has_previously_been_deleted.22_create_a_BLP_problem.3F
, regarding potential consequences of the "this page has been deleted" message
appearing in search results for living persons.

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