Author:Brendon Upson
Email:bupson at wnc.net.au
Subject:HEAD requests
Category:Web Booster
Message:

Upon further thought: If the browser sends a HEAD (instead of say, a GET) the web server will reply with the correct headers but NO content, so booster will wait for the web server to send the content (because there is a content-length in the http header) which of course it never will. The 49 seconds you report may be the socket timeout being reached.

We will test this further and provide an update. 


Threads:
Which timing is right??   Steve 26.Jan.06
    RE: Which timing is right??   Brendon Upson 26.Jan.06
        RE: Which timing is right??   Steve 26.Jan.06
    Compression times   Brendon Upson 26.Jan.06
    HEAD requests   Brendon Upson 26.Jan.06
        RE: HEAD requests   Steve 26.Jan.06
            RE: HEAD requests   Steve 26.Jan.06
                RE: HEAD requests   Brendon Upson 27.Jan.06