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cfhttp head - Check if url is returning any response. Prevent freezing of website. like ping in coldfusion
<!---
Does a URL exist? Checks that host exists and for
404 status code.
http://www.forta.com/blog/index.cfm?mode=day&day=2&month=1&year=2006
--->
<cffunction name="urlExists" output="no" returntype="boolean">
<!--- Accepts a URL --->
<cfargument name="u" type="string" required="yes">
<!--- Attempt to retrieve the URL --->
<cftry>
<cfhttp method="head" url="#ARGUMENTS.u#" resolveurl="no" throwonerror="no" timeout="2" />
<cfreturn not ( NOT IsDefined("cfhttp.responseheader.status_code") OR cfhttp.responseheader.status_code EQ "404" ) >
<cfcatch type="any">
<cfreturn false /><!--- failed to test file location --->
</cfcatch>
</cftry>
</cffunction>
<cfset checkMe = IIF( urlExists( loremUrl ), DE( valA ), DE( valB ) ) />
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