HTTP status code

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The code used by the HTTP protocol to indicate the result of a request made by a browser. It consists of a three digit-number which can indicate anything from total success in providing a service such as returning a Web page, to total failure when, for example, a Web page has not been found. The most frequent error status code returned to a browser is 404. This indicates that the Web page that the browser requires cannot be found. See also four zero four compliant.

Subjects: Computing.

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