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Using the header() function as a 404 redirect


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Hi!

 

I have a database driven site, but at the moment when a bad request is given, there is just a message saying "sorry no records found"

 

I have changed it a bit so that there is a header() redirect, and my plan is to respond with 404 and serve a nice looking 404 page with a sitemap on it for my users.

 

I can't seem to figure out how to do this though:

 

header('HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found');

 

Does not work, and the page loads as normal, which is not what I want. Weirdly if I change to Location: type header redirect it works as i expect.

 

If anybody could let me know why this isn't working, I would be very grateful!

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