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Warning HTTP header contains information about possible problems with the status of the message.
More than one
Warning header may appear in a response.
Warning header fields can, in general, be applied to any message.
However, some warn-codes are specific to caches and can only be applied to response messages.
Warning: <warn-code> <warn-agent> <warn-text> [<warn-date>]
A three-digit warning number. The first digit indicates whether the
Warningis required to be deleted from a stored response after validation.
1xxwarn-codes describe the freshness or validation status of the response and will be deleted by a cache after successful validation.
2xxwarn-codes describe some aspect of the representation that is not rectified by a validation and will not be deleted by a cache after validation unless a full response is sent.
The name or pseudonym of the server or software adding the
Warningheader (might be "-" when the agent is unknown).
An advisory text describing the error.
A date. This is optional. If more than one
Warningheader is sent, include a date that matches the
The HTTP Warn Codes registry at iana.org defines the namespace for warning codes.
|Response is Stale
|The response provided by a cache is stale (the expiration time set for the response has passed).
|An attempt to validate the stale response failed due to an inability to reach the server.
|The cache is intentionally disconnected from the rest of the network.
|A cache heuristically chose a freshness lifetime greater than 24 hours and the age of the response is greater than 24 hours.
|Arbitrary information that should be presented to a user or logged.
|Added by a proxy if it applies any transformation to the representation, such as changing the content-coding, media-type or the like.
|Miscellaneous Persistent Warning
|Arbitrary information that should be presented to a user or logged. This warn-code is similar to the warn-code 199 and additionally indicates a persistent warning.
Warning: 110 anderson/1.3.37 "Response is stale"
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:28:00 GMT
Warning: 112 - "cache down" "Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:28:00 GMT"
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