Re: Header size

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 00:30:24 +0200

Jawaheer GC wrote:

> But, can somebody tell me why the header size is not a constant?

Because different servers or pages sens different header information.

The size reported in the access.log is the size of the HTTP reply sent
to the client.

A easy way to understand what HTTP headers are is to look at them. A
simple way to do this is to use the client program distributed with

Two good examples of different header size:
client -m HEAD
client -m HEAD

(HEAD only gets the HTTP headers)

Henrik Nordstrom
Spare time Squid hacker
Received on Thu Oct 22 1998 - 16:15:46 MDT

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