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On an older server, using IIS5, I have an error handling page which for some missing pages uses Server.Transfer to load other pages based on a database.

The pages all work for a browser but some systems e.g the W3validator gets an error when viewing the page (500 Internal Server Error). I have

Response.Status = "200 OK"

before the Server.Transfer but the error still seems to be there. Very frustrating! Any suggestions as to why some systems fail when viewing the page would be welcome.

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I think you need to phrase your question better - it's not clear what the problem is. – toomanyairmiles May 15 '12 at 20:37

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