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Send the user to a type-specific core error page and halt PHP execution.

The parameter 'type' can be any field, which will load the template file in core/error. MODX comes prepackaged with 2 default error pages; these are 'unavailable' (the default), and 'fatal'.


API Doc: modX::sendError()

void sendError ([string $type = ''], [array $options = array()])


Send an Unavailable 503 error page.


Send a Fatal 500 error page.


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