RE: Status Code For Overload
Subject: RE: Status Code For Overload
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 18:55:52 +0200
502 looks OK, but shouldn't there be some header giving an indication of when
a good time to retry would be?
I would prefer the string "Insufficient Resources". Overload suggest
that its due to the amount of web trafic. It might be that the URL has been
analysed and the server has decided that that particular URL is too expensive
to retreive at the moment but another would be OK.
I'm thinking here about chunky searches and the like being barred during the
hours of daylight and only light requests being allowed. Or alternatively
there might be a one user at a time type resource in use.