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Re: [Bug-wget] Bug "-c" and "HTTP 405" - HEAD method not allowed

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Bug "-c" and "HTTP 405" - HEAD method not allowed
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:58:38 +0530

> This server doesn't seem too conformant... «The methods GET and HEAD MUST
> be supported by all general-purpose servers. All other methods are
> OPTIONAL; ... » -- 
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/**rfc2616#section-9.4<https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-9.4>
>  If you wanted to work around it, I would go with 3 (but is it worth?).
> The accepted methods (GET, POST) are given in the error response, there's
> no point in sending an OPTIONS first for this exceptional server.
That is extremely true. According to RFC2616, any general-purpose server
MUST respond with the exact same headers to a HEAD request as to a GET

Also, if the server does not support HEAD requests, I doubt it will respond
correctly to OPTIONS.

Although, if it isn't too much to tinker with, I would prefer if Wget could
smartly handle such a situation.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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