Return proper status codes (404, 302) from client-side Single Page Application

msonntag nginx-forum at
Mon Aug 8 15:07:30 UTC 2016

Hey B. R.,

Thanks for getting back to me. I am pretty sure that I was not able to make
my point very clear.

The main point is that a client accessing is simply
delivered a HTML file bootstrapping an AngularJS app. The JS client will
then make a separate request to to fetch the data.
At this point, if the API returns a 404, there is no way to send a 404 for
the initial request, as the response was already sent. So my idea was to
make a "precheck" request via nginx to check the item's existence prior to
delivering the HTML file containing the JS client. Another way would be to
have the server-side application deliver the client bootstrapping file, but
that's not the way the architecture is currently set up.

Don't know if that makes sense. Looking at the documentation links you
provided, I do not really know what you are suggesting as a solution.

Maybe these SO questions are able to explain it better?!

Thanks again for your input.

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