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Re: [xenu-usergroup] Xenu issues both HEAD and GET commands

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  • Tilman Hausherr
    ... Xenu does both if the server returns an error for the HEAD command. At the retry, Xenu would send a GET. Tilman
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 10, 2005
      On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 08:22:09 +0300, Eugeny.Sattler@... wrote:

      >
      >Hi Tilman ,
      >I have set up a local http server and decided to try checking my local links
      >via this server
      >Looking through server logs I noticed that for each link Xenu issues both
      >HEAD and GET commands.
      >I wonder why. All the information that is needed (file size, last modified
      >date, MIME type, server version) is available in HTTP headers so issuing
      >HEAD command should be enough.

      Xenu does both if the server returns an error for the HEAD command. At
      the retry, Xenu would send a GET.

      Tilman
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