[development] HTTP headers to get the head of the page

Dipen dipench at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 15:16:20 UTC 2009

I havent tried it doing it with drupal but try passing method = HEAD.

HEAD /index.html

would fetch only headers of that resource, where as GET for instance would
also return the content.


On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM, nitin gupta <nitingupta.iitg at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently using curl (CURLOPT_NOBODY) to exclude the body and to just
> get the headers returned by the sever for a http request. I am specifically
> interested in the return status code and the content length. Can I do it
> using drupal_http_request? What will be the suitable value for the $headers,
> so that I don't need to download the whole page?
> http://api.drupal.org/api/function/drupal_http_request/6
> --
> Regards,
> Nitin Kumar Gupta
> http://publicmind.in/blog/
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