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An http 200 response is not a 404 page. Why are websites returning 200s on their 404 pages?



    > Why are websites returning
    > 200s on their 404 pages
The behaviour for the user is identical in most cases, and "user" here includes "inexperienced or non-diligent person who set it up"


Sure, but they're referencing 'page not found' pages as 404 pages, like most people do. I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of sites returned the wrong status codes for some pages.




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