[thelist] 403 or 404?

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 6 03:59:10 CDT 2007

On 06/06/07, jenny w <veganjenny at gmail.com> wrote:
> What would be the benefit of a status of either 404 or 403?

I think there's mileage in metrics gathering via HTTP logs.

> 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.

I think you might be right, if it's not possible to get "nice" pages
displayed from 403/4's in all browsers regardless of their
configuration.  But I think it is possible, minor headaches aside.


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