204 Status Code Explained
The 204 status code means that the request was received and understood, but that there is no need to send any data back.
Why it Occurs
The server has fulfilled the request but does not need to return an entity-body, and might want to return updated metainformation. The response MAY include new or updated metainformation in the form of entity-headers, which if present, SHOULD be associated with the requested variant.The 204 response MUST NOT include a message-body, and thus is always terminated by the first empty line after the header fields.
What it Means
If the client is a user agent, it SHOULD NOT change its document view from that which caused the request to be sent. This response is primarily intended to allow input for actions to take place without causing a change to the user agent's active document view, although any new or updated metainformation SHOULD be applied to the document currently in the user agent's active view.