phd at phd.russ.ru
Fri Nov 19 09:50:23 CET 1999
On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Gerrit> I've written a function to get the size of a HTTP/FTP url, is it
> Gerrit> good enough to be put in urllib.py?
> My only worry is that HEAD doesn't always work (for whatever reason having
> to do more with servers than clients). Would it be better to wrap things in
> a try/except block? Anyone have a URL that fails with HEAD?
What is worse, not every server returns Content-Length. I wrote many
CGIs that didn't :)
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