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HttpURLConnection not returning error

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Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I'm using HttpURLConnection to send a request to a server.  

When I send invalid information (such as "test") I should get a Error 404 or Bad Gateway however the ResponseCode being returned is 200 & the ResponseMessage is "OK" as if it went through ok.

What do I do to catch the error code?

public InputStream submitRequest(String strRqstURL) {
rqstURL = new URL(strRqstURL);
HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection)rqstURL.openConnection();
int resp = con.getResponseCode();
String respMsg = con.getResponseMessage();
System.out.println("response code: " + resp);
System.out.println("response message: " + respMsg);

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