Can I return a 404 for a file that is also the ErrorDocument?

I have created a file 404.html to act as my 404 page that is returned by

ErrorDocument 404 /404.html

This works fine, except when accessing 404.html directly, which returns a
status code of 200

I've attempted a RewriteRule like so:

ErrorDocument 404 /404.html
RewriteRule "404\.html" - [R=404]

However, this now returns an error instead of my 404.html doc:

The requested URL /does-not-exist.html was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to
use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

How can I return a status of 404 for the 404.html document itself?

I have seen solutions using PHP, but I am *NOT* using PHP and have no means
to do so (I don't use mpm_prefork and I will not setup and run php-fpm just
for a status code header)
Kind Regards

David Wakelin

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Re: Can I return a 404 for a file that is also the

By Eric Covener at 07/09/2018 - 10:33

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 9:49 AM David Wakelin < ... at aplpackaging dot>

Re: Can I return a 404 for a file that is also the

By John Iliffe at 07/09/2018 - 11:23

I may be missing something here but in the case where 404.html is directly
requested as /404.html, the 200 is the correct response code because the file
was found and served. 404 means that the file was not found.
John======================================On Mon, 2018-07-09 at 10:33 -0400,
Eric Covener wrote: