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Using ESB a SOAP Fault Generates Incorrect Code HTTP 200 Instead of HTTP 500 (Doc ID 973555.1)

Last updated on MARCH 27, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 25-Oct-2011***


The SOAP/HTTP Web services standard specifies that when a SOAP Fault is generated, the corresponding HTTP Code with the SOAP Fault should be HTTP 500.

This is clearly mentioned in <Note 453951.1> How To Stop Client Application Receive HTTP 500 Error When BPEL Process Throws SOAP Faults as well.

However, when an ESB Service is invoked using SOAP and a fault occurs, it returns a HTTP 200 error code:

HTTP/1.x 200 OK
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 23:04:39 GMT
Server: Oracle-Application-Server-10g/ Oracle-HTTP-Server
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100
Connection: Keep-Alive
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8


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