Re: HTTP HEAD request

Jim Hurley (
Fri, 7 Apr 1995 12:56:13 -0700

From: Jim Hurley <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 12:56:13 -0700
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Subject: Re: HTTP HEAD request

>It is not  so trivial. An html doc  is not required to  have <head> or
><body> tags.  In fact,  all of  the tags  <head>, </head>,  <body> and
></body> are optional.

According to the HTML 2.0 draft spec page 5:

                               HTML 2.0             November 28, 1994
            Every HTML document must have a head, which provides a
            title. Example:

>Returning an  error if  it encounters  EOF before  </head> would  be a
>major design bug.

A major design bug of the HTML document, yes - but these are so
commonly encountered.


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