Re: HTTP HEAD request

Jim Hurley (
Fri, 7 Apr 1995 16:06:48 +0500

>It is not so trivial. An html doc is not required to have <head> or
><body> tags. In fact, all of the tags <head>, </head>, <body> and
></body> are optional.

According to the HTML 2.0 draft spec page 5:

HTML 2.0 November 28, 1994

Every HTML document must have a head, which provides a
title. Example:

>Returning an error if it encounters EOF before </head> would be a
>major design bug.

A major design bug of the HTML document, yes - but these are so
commonly encountered.


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