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From Tim Funk <funk...@joedog.org>
Subject Re: How to control text in error description in browser?
Date Wed, 22 Oct 2003 23:27:06 GMT
You can Use the error-page directive in web.xml

-Tim

Alexandr Molochnikov wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> Under certain conditions my servlet must send an error response to the
> browser. I do this by sending ((HttpServletResponse) res).setError(503,
> "You goofed"). When this message is displayed in the browser, this is
> what gets shown:
> 
> In large font on the top of the browser page, the text appears: "HTTP
> Status 503 - You goofed".
> Below it, in smaller font, the following is displayed:
> 
> Type Status report
> Message You goofed
> Description The requested service (You goofed) is not currently
> available.
> 
> Apache Tomcat/4.1.27
> 
> As you can see, the description field is not very meaningful. I could
> not find a method in HttpServletResponse that controls the description.
> 
> Does anyone know if (and how) the browser content can be controlled from
> the servlet?
> 
> Thanks for any help.
> 
> Alex Molochnikov
> Gestalt Corporation
> www.gestalt.com
> 
> PS: No, I don't really say "You goofed" in the message text - it just
> saves me typing :-)
> 
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