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Gregory Szorc's Blog:
PHP Now Using Proper HTTP Status Codes on Error
Aug 23, 2007 @ 11:03:00

Gregory Szorc writes today about a fact that's only recently come true in PHP's handling of errors - it seems that it now returns proper HTTP status codes when a problem comes up.

If it encounters a serious error, like a parse error, it just stops and there is nothing you can do about it. If this happens on a hosted web site, you get a blank page served with the HTTP status code of 200. Completely useless to remote connections.

This fix will be included in the next version of PHP - the upcoming 5.2.4 release.

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