205 Reset Content

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This HTTP response code indicates there is some data that needs to erased, or reset.

This can be information on a form, a document, the pageview, or some other generalized refresh.

If a refresh is completed and the error continues to happen then contacting the server support is recommended.

The HTTP 205 Reset Content response status tells the client to reset the document view, so for example to clear the content of a form, reset a canvas state, or to refresh the UI.


205 Reset Content


RFC 7231, section 6.3.6: 205 Reset ContentHypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Compatibility notes

  • Browser behavior differs if this response erroneously includes a body on persistent connections See 204 No Content for more detail.