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Web API response for Outage RRS feed

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    All - I am consuming a third party Web API in my web application. The business requirement is to show an outage message when the API is down/unavailable. I am trying to find out what is the response code I should be looking for to say the API is down/unavailable. I did some research and found that any status code starting with 4  is due to issues  at the client side and any status starting with 5 tells there is an issue at the server side.(https://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/HTRESP.html

    Do I need to show the outage message for all the responses with the code starting with 5? To me that doesn't seem correct because, for example, in case of  "500 - Internal Server Error" the request reached server but it encountered some issue while processing it.  Can you please help in this?

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016 2:50 AM

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