'head' request and robots?

I apologise if this request is inappropriate here.

The server software we developed does not support
'head' request from the robots, it simply ignores
the 'head' query.

Is it an appropriate approach within current w3 standards?
How common are robots that make query for head only
and ignore the content of the document?
In other words, how much we have our users suffer,
and how much we are in disaccordance with the standards,
if our server will be released with this deficiency?

I'm not a subscriber for mailing list.
Again, apologies for an intrusion.

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Elena Danielyan

Received on Monday, 2 June 1997 12:05:43 UTC