scooterdude - 1:37 am on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Ok, problem is 410 is not being returned, its a wordpress 404 because the 410 code is being over written so to speak
When the 410 rule fails, the server process the wordpress rewrite rule and serves ups the wordpress friendly 404 response, complete with alternative links.
So I am looking for the default file/path that this apache server uses to report 410, its that which is being re written to wordpress friendly error reporting
been running php apps for a while, so i am usually ok with placing .htaccess