With IIS you can configure what types of HTTP requests it responds to. Further, you can configure individual ISAPI filters to respond to different types of HTTP requests. For example, you could allow HEAD requests on .html files, while not allowing them on .cfm files. 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 Lindsay Evans > Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:05 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: RE: [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? > > Try the HEAD method: > > HEAD / HTTP/1.1 > > 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. > Developer, > Red Square Productions. > > [p] 8596.4000 > [f] 8596.4001 > [w] www.redsquare.com.au > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !