Class HttpHead

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Cloneable, AbortableHttpRequest, Configurable, HttpExecutionAware, HttpUriRequest, HttpMessage, HttpRequest

    public class HttpHead
    extends HttpRequestBase
    HTTP HEAD method.

    The HTTP HEAD method is defined in section 9.4 of RFC2616:

    The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the server MUST NOT return a message-body in the response. The metainformation contained in the HTTP headers in response to a HEAD request SHOULD be identical to the information sent in response to a GET request. This method can be used for obtaining metainformation about the entity implied by the request without transferring the entity-body itself. This method is often used for testing hypertext links for validity, accessibility, and recent modification.