There is no HTTP code for censorship (but perhaps there should be) | edent

Should there be an HTTP error code for censorship? Quite probably and I agree with Terence that 403 (forbidden) is a misleading response. I really like his various proposals and the format he uses is actually a decent quick overview of the HTTP response header categorisation (1xx, 2xx, etc.) as well. Personally, if the 450 response is widely accepted and considered a standard for parental controls then I really, really love 451. It's a great reference and a useful response header. However, I do agree with a lot of the comments that it doesn't feel like censorship should be bracketed in with the 4xx category. It also looks like the proposal has been rejected or is possibly just stalled.

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