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CGI scripts / Location header

From: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 11:14:04 -0500
Message-Id: <9510111614.AA14819@rafiki.spyglass.com>
To: www-talk@www0.cern.ch
Scenario:  User requests a URL that points to an existant CGI script.  CGI
script returns a "Location: localfile.html" header, indicating a
'server-side' redirect, and this file doesn't exist.

Is it proper to send a 404 Not Found message?  The URL is found, but the
output of the CGI script isn't.  Is it better to send a 500 Internal Error

Does it really matter?
Dan DuBois, Software Animal             http://www.spyglass.com/~ddubois/
		I absolutely do not speak for Spyglass.
Received on Wednesday, 11 October 1995 12:15:49 UTC

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