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Re: HEAD and 301/302/303 conflict?

From: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 15:18:15 -0500
Message-Id: <9509132018.AA12073@rafiki.spyglass.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 10:04 PM 8/25/95 -0400, Roy Fielding wrote:
>Paul Leech reports:

>>the description for 300, it explictly says that 300 in response to a 
>>HEAD request doesn't return an Entity-Body; there is no explicit 
>>exemption for 301, 302, or 303.
>>
>>plausible is that 301, 302, and 303 should contain the same exception 
>>for HEAD that 300 contains.  I don't know the intent, so I can't make a 
>>recommendation.
>>
>>Which should it be?
>
>The latter -- I'll fix this in both specs.

To reaffirm: HEAD requests NEVER produce an entity body; anywhere the spec
implies that there might/should/could be a body, the HEAD rule overrules it?
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Dan DuBois, Software Animal                          ddubois@spyglass.com
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Received on Wednesday, 13 September 1995 13:22:04 EDT

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