Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#358 closed defect (duplicate)

HEAD request with Accept-Encoding: gzip returns a response body

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nginx-core Version: 1.3.x
Keywords: Cc:
uname -a:
nginx -V: nginx/1.2.1


Hello, I'm the maintainer of the Go HTTP library.

It looks like nginx replies with a response body if a HEAD request contains Accept-Encoding gzip. (from


$ telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is ']'.
Accept-Encoding: gzip

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx/1.2.1
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 20:50:44 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Connection: keep-alive
Set-Cookie: vblastvisit=1369169444; expires=Wed, 21-May-2014 20:50:44 GMT; path=/;
Set-Cookie: vblastactivity=0; expires=Wed, 21-May-2014 20:50:44 GMT; path=/;
Cache-Control: store, no-cache, must-revalidate
Pragma: private
Expires: Sun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
Last-Modified: Tue, 21 May 2013 20:50:44 GMT
Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0
Content-Encoding: gzip

[binary data]q

But if I remove the Accept-Encoding header, then nginx does the right thing.

But nginx should probably just ignore it for HEAD.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Valentin V. Bartenev, 11 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #261. The issue should be fixed in 1.2.7+, 1.3.10+.

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