[ic] Manually returning a 404 = blank page

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Wed May 18 12:30:50 EDT 2005

> The <html><body></body></html> is something IE and some other browsers do when the page they get is empty.  I imagine it's cause their parsers freak out when there's nothing to parse.

Ah, I see.

> I hope you have something besides the [tag] stuff in your missing.html page.  If you don't, that's part of the problem--404s should still have content, and if you don't create it in missing.html, you'll end up with a blank 404 page.  IE might do its "friendly HTTP errors" thing, but anyone whose browser doesn't have its own built-in error pages will see nothing but blankness.

I definitely still have a full page in there.  If I don't use the
[tag] it displays just fine.  Even more frustrating, I get a 200 even
if I use the [tag] and see a blank page.

> For reference, i tried the single-line header, and it seems to work fine.  Returns a 404 status code and all.  And the rest of the content, which i left in the page, still shows up.

I don't use a standard Foundation catalog, but that [tag] should
return a 404 no matter what page it's on right?

- Grant

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