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•Re: Re: Checking for an existing URL

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 29, 2002 at 15:22 UTC ( #201557=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Checking for an existing URL
in thread Checking for an existing URL

I thing you should try HEAD instad of GET. If all you want to know is whether the URL is fine, why would you download the whole document? :-)
Because some servers have been shown to return an error for HEAD, but a real document for GET. So you have to do both. Try HEAD first, but if it fails, retry with GET.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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