The 410 error

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The Web server (running the Web site) thinks that the URL requested by the client (e.g. your Web browser or our CheckUpDown robot) is no longer available from that system. This is not a 'never heard of it' response, but a 'does not live here anymore response.
The 410 error also indicates that the Web server has no forwarding address for the URL, so can provide no redirection to the new Web server. This condition should generally be considered permanent. If the Web server does not know, or has no way of knowing, whether or not the condition is permanent, the status code 404- Not Found should be used instead.
The 410 error is primarily intended to assist the task of Web maintenance by notifying the client system that the resource is intentionally unavailable and that the Web server wants remote links to the URL to be removed. Such an event is common for URLs which are effectively dead i.e. were deliberately time-limited or simply orphaned. The Web server has complete discretion as to how long it provides the 410 error before switching to another error such as 404.

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The 410 error

  1. 1. The 410 Error
  2. 2.  The Web server (running the Web site) thinks thatthe URL requested by the client (e.g. your Webbrowser or our CheckUpDown robot) is no longeravailable from that system. This is not a neverheard of it response, but a does not live hereanymore response.
  3. 3.  The 410 error also indicates that the Web server hasno forwarding address for the URL, so can provideno redirection to the new Web server. Thiscondition should generally be consideredpermanent. If the Web server does not know, or hasno way of knowing, whether or not the condition ispermanent, the status code 404- Not Found shouldbe used instead.
  4. 4.  The 410 error is primarily intended to assist thetask of Web maintenance by notifying the clientsystem that the resource is intentionallyunavailable and that the Web server wants remotelinks to the URL to be removed. Such an event iscommon for URLs which are effectively dead i.e.were deliberately time-limited or simply orphaned.The Web server has complete discretion as to howlong it provides the 410 error before switching toanother error such as 404.

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