Size of a remote URL

Copelandia Cyanescens synesthesia at
Tue Aug 31 12:48:53 CEST 2004

Justin wrote...

> Go to that URL.  The first two search results do not return a
> Content-Length Header.  Yet IE still knows how big they are somehow,

I don't mean to be contrary, but yes they do. So says the almighty

Content-Length: 632832
Content-Length: 30720

Respectively, for the two links you suggested.

Ask a Soviet engineer to design a pair of shoes and he'll come up
with something that looks like the boxes that the shoes came in;
ask him to make something that will massacre Germans, and he turns 
into Thomas *Fscking* Edison. 

                                 -- Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

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