[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #42466: HTTP status code is wrong on setup error

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#42466: HTTP status code is wrong on setup error
 Reporter:  linyows       |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion   |     Focuses:  administration
Changes (by dd32):

 * keywords:   => 2nd-opinion


 A 409 doesn't seem like the correct code here - The 4xx series of codes
 are a "Client error" (ie. incorrect data sent) which isn't the case here.

 A 500 error seems to fit best when looking through the various codes,
 although a 200 is possibly also the correct response here. The error is a
 "Sorry, but this isn't usable right now, it looks like your server is
 already configured" (which makes it sound like a 403 would be correct, but
 that would also be incorrect as it's not a client error)

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/42466#comment:2>
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