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From Nils Breunese <N.Breun...@vpro.nl>
Subject Re: HEAD Request to Document
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:02:28 GMT
afshin afzali wrote:

> Hi Guys,
>
> It seems that the HEAD request to document does not return content !

1. A HEAD request is not supposed to return content, only the headers.

> BEST,
> -- afshin
>
> afshin@opxi2Server:~/projects/comlog_db$ curl -vi -X HEAD
> http://localhost:5984/comlog_db/3033cff2fd2d11df961de5f24f20a323

2. Using curl you need to use the -I or --head flag to perform a HEAD request, not -X HEAD.
See 'man curl' for more information.

Nils.

> * About to connect() to localhost port 5984 (#0)
> *   Trying ::1... Connection refused
> *   Trying 127.0.0.1... connected
> * Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 5984 (#0)
>> HEAD /comlog_db/3033cff2fd2d11df961de5f24f20a323 HTTP/1.1
>> User-Agent: curl/7.19.7 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.7
> OpenSSL/0.9.8k zlib/1.2.3.3 libidn/1.15
>> Host: localhost:5984
>> Accept: */*
>>
> < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK
> < Server: CouchDB/1.0.1 (Erlang OTP/R13B)
> Server: CouchDB/1.0.1 (Erlang OTP/R13B)
> < Etag: "3-d3f4322af728be7b0ec3b4d45c6890f6"
> Etag: "3-d3f4322af728be7b0ec3b4d45c6890f6"
> < Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:36:50 GMT
> Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 10:36:50 GMT
> < Content-Type: text/plain;charset=utf-8
> Content-Type: text/plain;charset=utf-8
> < Content-Length: 741
> Content-Length: 741
> < Cache-Control: must-revalidate
> Cache-Control: must-revalidate
>
> <
> * transfer closed with 741 bytes remaining to read
> * Closing connection #0
> curl: (18) transfer closed with 741 bytes remaining to read
> afshin@opxi2Server:~/projects/comlog_db$

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