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Status Code Definition of "-1"

Does anyone know the meaning of a log entry with a status code
definition of "-1" and what, in general, would cause this type of
entry?

Thank you.

Dec 11 '06 #1
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mg******@gmail.com wrote:
Does anyone know the meaning of a log entry with a status code
definition of "-1" and what, in general, would cause this type of
entry?
What entry in what log? We aren't psychic. This is off-topic anyway: it
isn't about authoring HTML.
Dec 11 '06 #2
VK

mg******@gmail.com wrote:
Does anyone know the meaning of a log entry with a status code
definition of "-1" and what, in general, would cause this type of
entry?
A fancy exit value of some of your Perl scripts? - like say exit(-1) or
exit(255)

That is not an official HTTP status code for sure: and not related to
the HTML authoring (this was already pointed out though).

Dec 11 '06 #3
As a web author I sometimes review the extended web log files
maintained by my site when I create new pages to get some idea of how
users are getting to the page. I noticed the "-1" status code which
was recorded by an external user attempting to access pages that do not
exist on my site, probably during an attempt to break into the site.
Your suggestion that a script was generating the "-1" error is strong
possibility and I thank you for taking the time to point me in that
direction. I was originally thinking along the lines of server
generated errors.

Dec 11 '06 #4

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