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<----- ok, now I'm admitting it. I'm dumb.

From: James Hicks <jhicks@outpost.net.au>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 16:10:44 +1100
Message-ID: <006301c01953$27422480$c81a0c3d@outpost.net.au>
To: <www-lib@w3c.org>
I can face facts. This is insane. Now I can get head.c to compile and run,
but I'll be absolutely blowed if I can work out where that source PUTS the
headers. All I need to do is get the content-length header for a given URL.
I follow the source code but it seems to be an endless stream of routines
calling other routines. I can also find no documentation whatsoever related
to GETTING headers and doing things with them. SETTING headers yes, for
requests and suchlike, and there are demonstration programs that GET headers
but don't display them or seem to do anything with them, demonstration
programs that get headers AND bodys and display both (wont help me much with
30meg files), and demonstration programs that get bodies without headers and
display that... but nothing that gets a header and displays and/or does
anything with it. I'm lost. I'm stupid. I'm Australian. I thought I knew C.
I write C programs all the time but they never look like this, why is it so
hard to get one little header?

<mumbling continues, punctuated by head banging against desk>
Received on Friday, 8 September 2000 01:12:01 UTC

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