bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #54769, Disable automatic wget headers


bug #54769: Disable automatic wget headers

Submitter:  Greg <fellowg>
Submitted:  Tue 02 Oct 2018 02:51:00 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Greg Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  None
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None
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Wed 03 Oct 2018 09:41:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Tagging it 'public'. 'private' is for security/privacy issues.

Tim Ruehsen <rockdaboot>
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Tue 02 Oct 2018 02:51:00 PM UTC, original submission:  

I would like to be able to disable some or all of wget's automatically generated headers. This is useful both for ensuring that servers respond correctly to unusual requests and for enabling communication with servers that don't properly handle some headers.

One implementation option would be to disable all headers via a new option:

The user would then have to manually specify any desired headers using the existing "--header=STRING" option.

An alternative that wouldn't alter wget's existing valid/allowed functionality is to allow specific headers to be removed/undefined:

Currently this would cause wget to report an error, but instead it could suppress transmission of any "Connection: " header (unless of course the user later opts to define a custom one via --header=STRING).

Thank you very much for considering this.

Greg <fellowg>


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