200 OK

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This HTTP response code lets the user-client know that the server has accepted the request. This response code typically only appears when the request is successful. This response by default is cacheable.

A 200 response usually refers to the following methods:

  • GET
  • HEAD
  • POST
  • TRACE

Other requests such as PUT or DELETE should receive alternate 20x response codes, relative to their requested action.

The HTTP 200 OK success status response code indicates that the request has succeeded. A 200 response is cacheable by default.

The meaning of a success depends on the HTTP request method:

  • GET: The resource has been fetched and is transmitted in the message body.
  • HEAD: The representation headers are included in the response without any message body
  • POST: The resource describing the result of the action is transmitted in the message body
  • TRACE: The message body contains the request message as received by the server.

The successful result of a PUT or a DELETE is often not a 200 OK but a 204 No Content (or a 201 Created when the resource is uploaded for the first time).

Status

200 OK

Specifications

Specification
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content
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