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Should I implement response to "HEAD" request?

From: Alexey Tal <talec@pochtamt.ru>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 13:23:49 +0300
Message-ID: <009f01c3acf5$01ebee30$0a00a8c0@abrisltd.local>
To: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>


I'm writing client-server application that should communicate through HTTP
protocol. It is not a web-server. My application just use HTTP as a
I never send HEAD request myself. So I don't implement any response for it.
Should I do it?

1. Can some proxy server on the way between my client and server use this
request for some optimization purposes?

2. Is it actual without caching? I use "Pragma: no-cache", "Cache-Control:
no-cache" in every requests.

SY, Alexey.
Received on Monday, 17 November 2003 05:24:41 UTC

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