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I was trying to redirect the users to see a default image instead of a missing image. In addition to this, I wanted to try if I could change 200 HTTP response status code to 206 and still show the default image. I tried RewriteRule with [R=206,L] but it's showing an HTML document pertaining to 206 response.

Is this possible?

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Yes to the first one, no to the second one. A 206 response can only be sent when partial content is being sent in response to a Range request. I'm wondering why you'd want to do this?

Anyway, the image thing is doable - put this in a <Directory> block for your docroot.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \.(jpg|gif|png)$ [NC] # Add any other image filetypes you need
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ default_image.jpg [L]
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I have done that but my problem is to force apache to throw 206 but still show the default image. It seems that this is a limitation of apache web server. Apache sends out html documents, saying what happened to the HTTP request. – Jojo Siao Jan 26 '12 at 6:24
Sending a 206 is not allowed. You cannot send it when responding to a non-partial request. Can you explain why you would want to send a 206? – Shane Madden Jan 26 '12 at 6:33

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