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Response1XX Response codes

1XX Response Codes

1XX Response Codes

What is a 1xx Response Code?

1xx response typically consists of a HTTP status line, a header and is terminated by an empty line. 1xx status codes are only defined in version HTTP/1.1 and not supported by the previous HTTP/1.0 version. Hence, web servers should not respond with 1xx code to an HTTP/1.0 client.

As 1xx HTTP codes are only meant for informational purposes, browsers and user agents will not process and show these response codes on the front end screen like other series of response codes. Browsers ignore these status codes and continue to process the remaining part of the requests. There are only four status codes used in the 1xx series:

  1. 100 – Continue
  2. 101 – Switching Protocols
  3. 102 – Processing
  4. 103 – Early Hints

What does the 1xx Response Code Look Like?

HTTP Status codes that come under the 1xx category are considered informational status codes. When the status code is informational in nature it will only tell the user or software agent that the request has been obtained. For instance, you may only encounter the status code 100. But you are completely unaware of the exact cause of the appearance of status code.

Guide to 1xx Response Codes-

Some of the most common HTTP 1xx status codes are listed below:

S no. Response Code Response Name Description
1 100 Continue The server has received the request headers and the client should proceed to send the request body. To have a server check the request's headers, a client must send Expect: 100-continue as a header in its initial request and receive a 100 Continue status code in response before sending the body.
2 101 Switching Protocols The requester has asked the server to switch protocols and the server has agreed to do so.
3 102 Processing This code indicates that the server has received and is processing the request, but no response is available yet.
4 103 Early Hints Used to return some response headers before the final HTTP message.

Unofficial Codes

S no. Response Code Response Name Description
1 103 Checkpoint Used in the resumable requests proposal to resume aborted PUT or POST requests.


Web servers send 1xx series HTTP status codes are only meant for informational purposes. We have discussed above the list of 1xx HTTP status codes for informational responses returned by a web server in response to HTTP requests from the client browser.


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