XHTML HTTP Status Messages

When a request is made by the browser to web server, an error might occur.

HTTP status messages which can be returned is listed below:

1xx: Information

Message: Description:
100 Continue Only small some part of the request is recieved by the server. Client can continue with the request until the request has not been rejected
101 Switching Protocols The server switches protocol



2xx: Successful

Message: Description:
200 OK The request is OK
201 Created The request is complete, and a new resource is created
202 Accepted A request is taken for processing, but processing is no completed
203 Non-authoritative Information
204 No Content
205 Reset Content
206 Partial Content



3xx: Redirection

Message: Description:
300 Multiple Choices A link list. An user can select a link and go to that location. At the Maximum of five addresses
301 Moved Permanently The requested page has moved to a new url
302 Found The requested page has moved temporarily to a new url
303 See Other The requested page can be found under a different url
304 Not Modified
305 Use Proxy
306 Unused This code was used in a previous version. It is no longer used, but the code is reserved
307 Temporary Redirect The requested page has moved temporarily to a new url



4xx: Client Error

Message: Description:
400 Bad Request The server did not understand the request
401 Unauthorized The requested page needs a username and a password
402 Payment Required You can not use this code yet
403 Forbidden Access permission is not there for the requested page
404 Not Found The server can not find the requested page
405 Method Not Allowed The method specified in the request is not allowed
406 Not Acceptable The server generates a response which the client will not accept
407 Proxy Authentication Required Before the request could be served you must authenticate with a proxy server.
408 Request Timeout The request took longer than the server was prepared to wait
409 Conflict The request could not be completed because of a conflict
410 Gone The requested page is no longer available
411 Length Required The “Content-Length” is not defined. The server cannot accept the request without it
412 Precondition Failed he precondition given in the request evaluated to false by the server
413 Request Entity Too Large If the request entity is too large the server will not accept the request,
414 Request-url Too Long If the url is too long.the server will not accept the request, Occurs when you convert a “post” request to a “get” request with a long query information
415 Unsupported Media Type If the media type is not supported The server will not accept the request, because the
417 Expectation Failed



5xx: Server Error

Message: Description:
500 Internal Server Error Due to an unexpected condition, The request was not completed.
501 Not Implemented The functionality required was not supported by the server. The request was not completed.
502 Bad Gateway The request was not completed. The server received an invalid response from the upstream server
503 Service Unavailable The server is temporarily overloading or down, Therefore the request was not completed.
504 Gateway Timeout The gateway has timed out
505 HTTP Version Not Supported The “http protocol”version is not supported by the server