HTTP Content-length question...

Srivatsa Srinivasan (
Sun, 7 May 1995 15:54:28 +0500

Hello WWWorld,

I have a HTTP protocol question.

I have a simple HTTP client that requests an object from a HTTP server using
the GET method. Now, the client is written such that it mandatorily needs the
server to return the 'Content-length:' header in its response.

The problem I am facing is, this header is returned for most kind of objects
(image/gif, audio/au etc) but not for text/html. Is there any special form
of the GET request that will force the server to return the size of the object
(the 'Content-length:' header) irrespective of its MIME type ?

Thanks for your help!
Srivatsa Srinivasan

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