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404 Error "Standards"

From: Siegel, David <David.Siegel@dialogic.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:16:41 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <6B0F0A1F0F44D1118BB000A024620EB506B3C29C@exchange2nj.dialogic.com>
To: "'www-talk@w3.org'" <www-talk@w3.org>
In the process of researching how to "ping" a URL to check its validity, a
quick solution of just checking for a string involving "HTTP 404 Error" and
variations of it presented itself as a quick solution.  Is there currently a
"default" standard for web servers for 404 errors?  Is there a specific HTTP
header or META tag I can look for in the page that gets returned when the
page does not exist on the server? (This would probably be more consistent -
if it exists)

Any advice here would be great!!!

Thanks,

David Siegel
mailto:david.siegel@dialogic.com
Received on Thursday, 17 August 2000 00:52:59 GMT

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