7.2. HTTP 1.1 Response Headers and Their Meaning

Following is a summary of the HTTP 1.1 response headers. A good understanding of these headers can increase the effectiveness of your servlets, so you should at least skim the descriptions to see what options are at your disposal. You can come back to get details when you are ready to make use of the capabilities. Note that Appendix A (Servlet and JSP Quick Reference) presents a brief summary of these headers for use as a reminder.

These headers are a superset of those permitted in HTTP 1.0. For additional details on these headers, see the HTTP 1.1 specification, given in RFC 2616. There are a number of places the official RFCs are archived on-line; your best bet is to start at http://www.rfc-editor.org/ ...

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