HTTP - Header (Fields)

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1 - About

Headers are properties (name-value pairs), where both name and value are text that are:

The HTTP headers are equivalent to fields in other protocols that have the same basic meaning. For example, the HTTP authentication headers are equivalent to the authentication aspects of the FTP protocol.

The name of a header field is not case sensitive. Multiple values can be assigned to the same name.

RFC 2616 defines a wide range of header fields for handling various aspects of the HTTP protocol.

Other specifications, like RFC 2617 and RFC 2965, define additional headers. Some of the defined headers are for general use, others are meant for exclusive use with either requests or responses, still others are meant for use only with an entity.


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