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Timestamp:
28/07/13 10:28:18 (7 years ago)
Author:
julian.reschke@…
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rephrase HEAD response payload header field requirement (see #451)

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html

    r2317 r2318  
    14101410      <h3 id="rfc.section.4.3.2"><a href="#rfc.section.4.3.2">4.3.2</a>&nbsp;<a id="HEAD" href="#HEAD">HEAD</a></h3>
    14111411      <div id="rfc.iref.h.1"></div>
    1412       <p id="rfc.section.4.3.2.p.1">The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the server <em class="bcp14">MUST NOT</em> send a message body in the response (i.e., the response terminates at the end of the header block). Aside from the payload
    1413          header fields (<a href="#payload" title="Payload Semantics">Section&nbsp;3.3</a>), the server <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> send the same header fields in response to a HEAD request as it would have sent if the request had been a GET. This method
    1414          can be used for obtaining metadata about the selected representation without transferring the representation data. This method
    1415          is often used for testing hypertext links for validity, accessibility, and recent modification.
     1412      <p id="rfc.section.4.3.2.p.1">The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the server <em class="bcp14">MUST NOT</em> send a message body in the response (i.e., the response terminates at the end of the header block). The server <em class="bcp14">SHOULD</em> send the same header fields in response to a HEAD request as it would have sent if the request had been a GET, except that
     1413         the payload header fields (<a href="#payload" title="Payload Semantics">Section&nbsp;3.3</a>) <em class="bcp14">MAY</em> be omitted. This method can be used for obtaining metadata about the selected representation without transferring the representation
     1414         data and is often used for testing hypertext links for validity, accessibility, and recent modification.
    14161415      </p>
    14171416      <p id="rfc.section.4.3.2.p.2">A payload within a HEAD request message has no defined semantics; sending a payload body on a HEAD request might cause some
     
    45264525      <ul>
    45274526         <li>&lt;<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/303">http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/303</a>&gt;: "400 response isn't generic"
     4527         </li>
     4528         <li>&lt;<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/451">http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/451</a>&gt;: "Content-Length in HEAD responses"
    45284529         </li>
    45294530      </ul>
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