ExtHandler.send_error(code, message=None, explain=None)

Send and log an error reply.

Arguments are * code: an HTTP error code

3 digits

  • message: a simple optional 1 line reason phrase.

    *( HTAB / SP / VCHAR / %x80-FF ) defaults to short entry matching the response code

  • explain: a detailed message defaults to the long entry

    matching the response code.

This sends an error response (so it must be called before any output has been generated), logs the error, and finally sends a piece of HTML explaining the error to the user.