[Web-SIG] Request and Response objects
Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy
grisha at modpython.org
Wed Nov 5 12:59:06 EST 2003
On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Ian Bicking wrote:
> > (BTW, HTTP errors shouldn't happen if your application is written
> > well.)
> Of course applications should return errors. 404 is common, 401 and
> 403 are entirely reasonable, and 400 is a reasonable way to respond to
> unexpected input; 30x errors are obviously okay, and fit into an
> overall framework of exceptions. And WebDAV servers have to set the
> error response very specifically, including the body of the response.
I guess this depends on what we mean by "application".
If I log in to my online banking, click on "confirm payment" and get 404
HTTP_NOT_FOUND, I will probably get on the phone with their customer
service right away.
On the other hand if I am trying to implement WebDAV, of course, an HTTP
error is business as usual.
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