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IIS treating HEAD as GET

From: Henrik Rosenfeldt <henrik.rosenfeldt@vigilante.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 15:08:00 +0200
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To: "'www-lib@w3.org'" <www-lib@w3.org>

Please comment on this or tell me if it has been discussed before:

1. It seems to me that in some cases IIS4.0/5.0 treats a HEAD request as a
GET request resulting in the message body being sent with the HEAD response.

2. Libwww (possibly the MIME parser) cannot handle the above and therefore

As an example I tried using the sample program getheaders on
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/foobar. The returned response contains a
message body and no header fields are output!

Henrik Rosenfeldt

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