Error Logging in the HTTP Server API

Some kinds of errors are handled by the HTTP Server API rather than being passed back to an application for handling, because the frequency of such errors could otherwise flood an event log or application handler.

The following three topics describe the different aspects of the HTTP Server API error logging:

  • Configuration Registry settings control whether the HTTP Server API logs errors, the maximum allowable size of log files, and where log files are saved.
  • Log File Format The HTTP Server API creates log files that comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) log file conventions, and can be parsed by using standard tools. However, unlike W3C log files, HTTP Server API log files do not contain names of the columns.
  • Types of Errors Logged The HTTP Server API logs a variety of common errors.