Is there any way to prevent IIS from automatically overriding the output of a web app that is returning a status code in the 500 or 400 range?
Just as an example, in ColdFusion I can create the following page:
<cfheader statuscode="500" statustext="Error"> Sorry, an error occurred.
The behavior should be that I see a page that says "Sorry, an error occurred." and see in the headers that the status code is 500.
Instead, I see:
Server Error 500 - Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.
In lovely IIS styling.
I tried just deleting the 500 custom status page but that simply resulted in:
The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.
Without any of the lovely styling.
Looks like this happens with any page that returns a code that is not in the 200 or 300 range.