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HEAD method

Veri Strora

Joined: Feb 04, 2003
Posts: 27
Hi All!
I would like to know: How can I simulate a Http HEAD request from the browser to a server, for testin a servlet?
Thanks, Veri.
amol re
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Joined: Mar 21, 2002
Posts: 36
I dont know how you could do that from a browser.
But lets say i want to send a HEAD request for the resource at http://localhost:8080/index.jsp
I would do the following:
(actually tried it..it works)
1. Goto DOS prompt

>telnet localhost 8080
HEAD /index.jsp HTTP/1.0
Host: localhost


[dont forget to hit enter twice]
I get the following reply:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=A540757E5EFAFD11D54ADF0C44D56F16; Path=/
Content-Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 11:38:45 GMT
Server: Apache Coyote/1.0
Connection to host lost.
Press any key to continue...
Dani Mazzuca
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Joined: May 21, 2003
Posts: 70
also, if you have the Core Servlets and JSP book, you can use the sample WebClient to simulate a client browser through which you can send any http header, like the HEAD one you want. This book and its examples are also free for downloading at http://www.coreservlets.com/.
Of course, you can code you own program to conect to a webserver (port 80 or 8080) and send the corresponding headers.
Veri Strora

Joined: Feb 04, 2003
Posts: 27
Thank You very much!
It is functionable and veri usefull for studying scope.
Still thanks, Veri!
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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