[thelist] 403 or 404?

jenny w veganjenny at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 02:40:27 CDT 2007

What would be the benefit of a status of either 404 or 403? Is it for
the purpose of supporting robots, providing an API, or something else?
 I think it'd actually be kind of weird to use either of these codes.
In most Web applications, it's much more common to use status codes of
200 OK or 3xx redirects.  For example, a status of 200 would be fine
because the URI would load but simply display different information
depending on a user's permission level.  Alternatively, you could use
a redirect to an index, a list, a search form, a create form,

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