Link checking (only)

Walter Ian Kaye (
Mon, 12 May 1997 12:22:09 -0700

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Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 12:22:09 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Link checking (only)

This is probably more of an http question, but...

Is there a standard way to check the existence of a URL resource without
actually downloading it? Preferably something supported by "all" web
servers? Hmm, that brings up another question: How does one find out what
commands are supported by different web servers?

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