Typically in the past, I've returned a status code 404 for page not found errors using IIS and a custom 404 error page. However, another option being suggested by a fellow team member is to return a 301 instead of a 404. I've not done it this way before and wanted to get some feedback and suggestions on how to do it this way? The thought behind the 301 is to do a permanent redirect to the home page.
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