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Re: Comments on draft HTTP/1.1 spec, v3

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 12:39:07 -0400 (EDT)
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980501123724.396B-100000@alice.agranat.com>


On Fri, 1 May 1998, Dave Kristol wrote:

> That leads me to my own question:  If there's an error on a HEAD
> request, should the server return an entity, or just the headers. 
> (Apparently the latter.)  Example:
> 
> HEAD / HTTP/1.1
> <CRLF>
> 
> There's no Host header, so the server responds "400 Bad Request".  With,
> or without, entity?

  I asked essentially this question a year or so ago - the consensus
then was that a response to HEAD _never_ gets a body.
Received on Friday, 1 May 1998 09:55:46 EDT

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