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From Joshua Slive <jsl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: [suppress all HEADER in apache response ???]
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:25:34 GMT
On 7/20/05, Burkhard Herre <bherre@telematica.de> wrote:
> hello
> 
> i implement a system without a brwoser as client.
> a software in C# calls the skript on the server over http and the skript
> sends same information back.
> 
> but only 10 bytes or something like that (binary data).
> 
> and i have a minimal bandwidth and a very slow connection.
> and so i want to reduce all wasteful overhead.

I was afraid of that.  It sounds like HTTP isn't really the most
appropriate protocol for this application, although I understand the
desire to reuse existing stuff.

Assuming you don't want to go through the hassle of defining a new
protocol and implementing an apache protocol module, a possible trick
would be to use HTTP/0.9 rather than HTTP/1.x.  In other words, send
simply
GET /yourfile[enter]
and you will get a response back with no headers.

Of  course, I don't know how well tested or maintained HTTP/0.9
support in apache is.  But it not not matter for your purposes.

Joshua.

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