It is very rare, but merlyn speaks the truth, some webserver's are broken.
There is still no reason to download the whole document.
Enjoy the fruits of those who RTFM :) LWP head replacement
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I don't mean it's rare that merlyn speaks the truth, I mean it is rare that a webserver is broken in such a manner, where a HEAD request would fail like so ;)
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