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From Paul Singleton <>
Subject Re: HTTP status code 404
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2005 17:28:05 GMT
Please help a little more; I am not sure what you mean.

The <error-page> directive as documented in SRV.9.9.2 of
the 2.4 servlet spec mentions that we can nominate a custom
error page, otherwise I understand we get Tomcat's default

But we want *no* error page, just a 404 status returned to
the browser, which will then presumably present this failure
to the user in its own way.  Or have I musunderstood 404s?

Exactly what <error-page> element will achieve this, and
where should we call ...setStatus(...NOT_FOUND)?

Paul Singleton

Mirek Stohr wrote:
> You should use the following procedure
> HttpServletResponse.setStatus(HttpServletResponse.SC_NOT_FOUND);
> in cooperation with the mentioned <error-page> directive in web.xml.
>               Mirek
> L. Mohan Arun wrote:
>>Tomcat 4.1
>>How can I configure Tomcat 4 to return HTTP status code 404 for a "404 Page 
>>Not Found" error? Currently it displays a HTML page with "Error type" etc. 
>>with status code 200.
>>The docs say <error-page> element in web.xml can be configured to serve 
>>another page in response to a 404 error but this is not what I want (because 
>>it will return a 200 OK status). I want the actual error code 404 to be 
>>returned to the client and HTTP status code 404 (Page not found).
>>Mohan Arun
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