Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Administrator's Configuration File Reference


Applicable in Error-class directives.

The send-error function sends an HTML file to the client in place of a specific HTTP response status. This allows the server to present a friendly message describing the problem. The HTML page may contain images and links to the server’s home page or other pages.


The following table describes parameters for the send-error function.

Table 4–79 send-error Parameters




Specifies the full file system path of an HTML file to send to the client. The file is sent as text/html regardless of its name or actual type. If the file does not exist, the server sends a simple default error page.


(Optional) Text of one of the reason strings (such as “Unauthorized” or “Forbidden”). The string is not case-sensitive. 


(Optional) Three-digit number representing the HTTP response status code, such as 401 or 407.

This can be any HTTP response status code or reason phrase according to the HTTP specification. 

The following is a list of common HTTP response status codes and reason strings:

  • 401 Unauthorized

  • 403 Forbidden

  • 404 Not Found

  • 500 Server Error


(Optional) Common to all obj.conf functions.


Error fn=send-error code=401 path=/sun/server61/docs/errors/401.html