Re: HTTP HEAD request

Jim Hurley (hurleyj@arachnaut.org)
Fri, 7 Apr 1995 12:56:13 -0700


From: Jim Hurley <hurleyj@arachnaut.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 12:56:13 -0700
Message-Id: <199504071956.AA22804@foxtrot.rahul.net>
To: abigail@mars.ic.iaf.nl
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <m0rxI0j-0002IvC@mars.ic.iaf.nl> (abigail@mars.ic.iaf.nl)
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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>Abigail
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