Talk:List of HTTP status codes

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Decimal codes?[edit]

Is there an http error code with a decimal code? I thought i once saw a slashdoted webpage display something like:

                                 5xx.x - too many clients connected to server try again later
                                 Microsoft internet services ver x ( or whatever ms calls their  
                                 webserver

this was a while ago so i'm not sure if i remeber this right, but i was just wondering. Bawolff 05:13, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

RFC 1945 defines the response line as follows.
Status-Line = HTTP-Version SP Status-Code SP Reason-Phrase CRLF
The Status-Code element is a 3-digit integer result code of the attempt to understand and satisfy the request. The Reason-Phrase is intended to give a short textual description of the Status-Code. The Status-Code is intended for use by automata and the Reason-Phrase is intended for the human user. The client is not required to examine or display the Reason-Phrase.
So no, there's no decimal code. The status code is used by the client to take an action, e.g. prompt for a password, re-fetch from a different location, etc. If a server output a dodgy code it would confuse the client, though it's worth remembering that what you see in the client is usually a HTML page generated by the server and is part of the body of the response – which doesn't necessarily contain the same status information as it gives to the client in the header.
Lee J Haywood 19:59, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

okay. I was just wondering because I thought I saw on once. Bawolff 23:49, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)

IIS has different ways of handling the same error depending on how it was caused. It returns the correct status code to the user, however, its default error pages also have sub-codes for explaining the particular circumstances behind an error. While there are numerous 401.x or 403.x pages, officially they are all classed as their respective main class. Chris 00:36, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sample header for every status code?[edit]

just like in Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol#Sample

Maybe just a link to a page of samples? Anyone know of one? If I find them, would it be good to add them?

nginx[edit]

The article previously made the following claim but, in fact, you are able to specify an error_page for errors 495 and 495. Failing this configuration, a default error page is returned.

These are only used for logging purposes, no actual response is sent with these codes.