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415

Unsupported Media Type

 
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We've never seen this one, and the official explanation is confusing at best! We suspect the web page is requesting data from the server that it doesn't support. For example, a sound or video file.

 
 
   
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Unsupported Media Type

The Web server cannot service the request because the requested file is in a format that the server is configured not to download.


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This issue can only be fixed by the web site owner.

 
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You might notify the webmaster about the issue. Include the error number and the address (URL) where the error occurred along with any other relevant details.

Many sites use an email address in the form webmaster@sitename.com where you replace sitename.com with the web sites address (don't include a www). Keep in mind with the amount of spam, they may use a different address and/or it might get ignored. Check the websites' contact information to get reliable contact information.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 8-Oct-2008
 
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The server is refusing to service the request because the entity of the request is in a format not supported by the requested resource for the requested method.

(From Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1)
 
   
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  "415 Unsupported Media Type" is supported by most Web Servers.

The four hundred series of errors indicate something was sent to the remote web server incorrectly.

 
     
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