I believe that is referred to as a HTTP HEAD request. Matt Liotta President & CEO Montara Software, Inc. http://www.montarasoftware.com/ V: 415-577-8070 F: 415-341-8906 P: 4155778070 at messaging.sprintpcs.com > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] > On Behalf Of Simon Willison > Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 5:49 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [thelist] HTTP request question: returning just the status code > > 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? I imagine it > is > as browsers seem to be able to do this and get back the last-modified date > before deciding whether or not to download the document. > > Cheers, > > Simon Willison > http://www.bath.ac.uk/~cs1spw/blog/ > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !