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RE: Effective URL different if CURLOPT_NOBODY is set to true

From: Lindsay Ohman <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:48:11 -0500

Sounds like a good plan - could you tell me how to do that? :) I
appreciate it - this is the first time I've used libcurl and am still
figuring it out. Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Daniel Stenberg
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 11:41 AM
To: libcurl development
Subject: Re: Effective URL different if CURLOPT_NOBODY is set to true

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Lindsay Ohman wrote:

> When I try and retrieve the effective URL from one that is redirected,
but I
> do curlopt_nobody set to true - it returns a different effective URL
> one if I set nobody to false.

Then the server obviously is presenting you different Location: headers
depending on the request method. GET vs HEAD.

> Is that how it's supposed to work?

libcurl shows you what the server says. That's what it is supposed to

> I need the one that is retrieved with nobody set to false, but I don't
> to retrieve the whole file. Can you help?

How about stopping the transfer immediately after the headers have been

Received on 2009-03-17