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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Response Code for Errors
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2001 17:35:20 GMT
On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Manoj Dandge wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 10:57:16 +0530
> From: Manoj Dandge <>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Developers List <>
> To:
> Subject: Response Code for Errors
> Hi , I am using tomcat 4 to run the servlets. And I am accessing the
> servlets using javacode(HttpURLConnection class and its
> getInputStream, getResponseMessage and getResponseCode) This is
> working well for existing servlets. But If I try to access servlet
> with wrong name I should get the corresponding ResponseCode and
> responseMessage. (e.g. 404/ Not Found) but I am getting response code
> and message as blank. However if seen in browser I get proper message
> for corresponding errors. Can u pl help me how I can get same code and
> message (what I can get browser) using java code. Thanks and Regards,
> ...ManojD

This is a user question, and is therefore best directed to the TOMCAT-USER
list, not here.

In my experience, HttpURLConnection throws a FileNotFoundException when
the server returns a 404.

Craig McClanahan

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