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WebID 404 Not Found

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:04:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE35VmwKnK9DeZEUwkDC3VnePdTtrnAaNLR9QLnvBwP3HH6Zvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>

what is supposed to happen when the WebID URI extracted from the client
certificate returns 404 Not Found when dereferenced?

Step 6.1 in Authentication Sequence [1] talks about fetching WebID profile
by dereferencing it, but does not consider a failure scenario.

What kind of response status code should be sent when such failure occurs?
It is a client error, so probably a 4xx like 400 Bad Request. Although some
servers send SSL-specific like 495 SSL Certificate Error or 496 SSL
Certificate Required, but those are non-standard [2].

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes#nginx
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