[thelist] HTTP request question: returning just the status code

Lindsay Evans lindsay at redsquare.com.au
Tue Jul 23 20:00:01 CDT 2002

> For an automatic link checker it would be useful to be able to
> make an HTTP
> request to a web server that returns /just/ the status code (and possibly
> other headers) but not the full document. Is this possible?

Try the HEAD method:


Just returns the status code & headers

Note: this may not work with some web servers, I've noticed that IIS4
doesn't do it (although that may be something to do with our setup)

 Lindsay Evans.
 Red Square Productions.

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