HEAD method

Dave Cragg dave.cragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 18:17:13 EST 2009


On 28 Jan 2009, at 23:07, Andre Garzia wrote:

> I've seen servers complaining about the lack of Date header in the
> request, does anyone knows if it is mandatory for HTTP/1.1?

Not mandatory. From the rfc

"Clients SHOULD only send a Date header field in messages that include
    an entity-body, as in the case of the PUT and POST requests, and  
even
    then it is optional. A client without a clock MUST NOT send a Date
    header field in a request."

libUrl never includes one.

Cheers
Dave



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