HEAD method

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 28 05:03:06 EST 2009

--- Thomas Fischer <fischer.th at aon.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> can anybody tell me how to retrieve only the header
> from a URL, using  
> the HEAD method?
> "The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the
> server MUST NOT  
> return a message-body in the response." (RFC 2616)
> This could be helpful to check the validity of URLs.
> Regards
> Thomas

Hi Thomas,

A while ago I wrote my own HEAD routine; you can find
the source in this archive entry:


Jan Schenkel.

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