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From Ken Gentle <>
Subject Re: HTTP 404
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2002 18:09:33 GMT
You probably need to describe your ANT specific problem a little better -- 
what task are you using, what is the environment and what is the output of 
the build for example.

Not having that, and not know what task you're using, I will offer this:

UrlConnection/HttpConnection from the stock Java JDK will, depending on 
what version you have, throw a FileNotFound exception for the 404 code, and 
a different exception on other error HTTP status codes.  If the task you're 
using isn't catching the exceptions, it will most likely "fail".

J2SE 1.4.1 is supposed to rationalize this behavior, but I've not had a 
chance to verify it.

At 06:37 PM 10/18/2002 +0100, you wrote:

>During testing response from links, I found that on a 404, the test simply 
>fails, whereas on a 200, everything works fine and I am able to use the 
>response object to get the responsecode. how can I do the same if the link 
>generates a 404 response without the test failing?
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