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The Zen of Serving Web Pages

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Result Code

What is is.

The result code as returned by the web server (RFC 2616).

What it says.

It tells you how the processing of the request went. The codes are grouped into classes:

What may cause trouble.

The question is which log entries should make into which reports? When you're looking at hits, should that include URLs that couldn't be served (client or server error)? Or how about redirections: should hits appear under the originial URL? The redirected URL? Bodth?