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How do I enable detailed errors in classic ASP?

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2014 06:09PM EDT
You can enable detailed error messages for
your classic ASP site defaulted to Windows/IIS by using a web.config
file with the following:

<httpErrors errorMode="Detailed" />

Note: Detailed errors are an excellent way to
troubleshoot your site code in classic ASP because the error messages
they generate on your site may contain information that is relevant to
the error you are experiencing and will assist you in resolving many
coding issues. However, please be mindful when using detailed errors on
a production site because the information that is output to the page
can also be very revealing about the way your code works and processes
information, which is particularly concerning for the security of your
site. Therefore we strongly recommend the use of detailed errors for
sites that are in development or experiencing problems; conversely we
strongly recommend disabling detailed errors while the site is in
production and not experiencing any issues.

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