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

nitin gupta nitingupta.iitg at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 15:38:18 UTC 2009

Thanks Dipen, It works perfectly well. Thanks for making me aware of the
HEAD method.

The headers does not contain "content-length" when invoked on a .php page,
is this in accordance with the protocol?

Nitin Kumar Gupta

On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 8:46 PM, Dipen <dipench at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers
> dipen
> 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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