This article lists several popular references for HTTP headers. We also explain some of the frequently misinterpreted HTTP headers.
References for HTTP Response Status codes:
- RFC 2616 List or Expanded Wikipedia List
- HTTP RFC Header Definitions
- IANA Header Registrations
- Jukka Korpela's list of HTTP Headers
Following are some remarks on a few of the HTTP headers that are often misunderstood.
Date the response expires and should no longer be used by a cache. See http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/ or pg 183. Note that this header should be overruled by the Cache-Control header in a HTTP1.1 client.
Compact P3P Privacy statement. See http://www.p3pwriter.com/LRN_111.asp for a description of the token meanings. See also Info on IE6's Privacy features and impact on HTTP Cookies.
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