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From David Wakelin <>
Subject [users@httpd] Can I return a 404 for a file that is also the ErrorDocument?
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:49:23 GMT
I have created a file 404.html to act as my 404 page that is returned by

ErrorDocument 404 /404.html

This works fine, except when accessing 404.html directly, which returns a
status code of 200

I've attempted a RewriteRule like so:

ErrorDocument 404 /404.html
RewriteRule "404\.html" - [R=404]

However, this now returns an error instead of my 404.html doc:

The requested URL /does-not-exist.html was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to
use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

How can I return a status of 404 for the 404.html document itself?

I have seen solutions using PHP, but I am *NOT* using PHP and have no means
to do so (I don't use mpm_prefork and I will not setup and run php-fpm just
for a status code header)
Kind Regards

David Wakelin   01903 202 333

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