CGI scripts / Location header

Daniel DuBois (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 11:14:04 -0500

Scenario: User requests a URL that points to an existant CGI script. CGI
script returns a "Location: localfile.html" header, indicating a
'server-side' redirect, and this file doesn't exist.

Is it proper to send a 404 Not Found message? The URL is found, but the
output of the CGI script isn't. Is it better to send a 500 Internal Error

Does it really matter?
Dan DuBois, Software Animal
I absolutely do not speak for Spyglass.