Handling the error "HTTP.ExceptionRequest.StatusError"

In the process of getting price data from Yahoo Finance, sometimes a ticker is missing. In that case, I get the error HTTP.ExceptionRequest.StatusError

How do I handle this error such that, when it occurs, I can continue my script (in my case, go to the next ticker in my list of tickers)?

To get an idea of what I am trying to do …

if iserror(HTTP.get(address)) == false
   do stuff
else
   next
end

I think something like the following would work in my case:

try
    res = HTTP.get(address)
catch e
    println("That ticker does not exist on Yahoo!")
end

Yes, but also have you seen

Rather than reinventing the wheel with barebones HTTP requests?

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You can tell HTTP.jl not to throw StatusErrors by passing status_exception=false as a keyword argument:

r = HTTP.get(url; status_exception=false)
HTTP.iserror(r)
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