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  Power Up Internet Explorer with Three Shells
Subject:   See HTTP Headers in IE
Date:   2004-03-23 22:27:23
From:   christianmlong
ieHTTPHeaders is a handy (and free) IE plugin for seeing the HTTP headers that are sent and received as you browse. (Note that HTTP headers are not the same as HTML <HEAD> sections that you can see with View Source.) Very handy for figuring out cacheing issues, etc.


A sample conversation captured by ieHTTPHeaders.


GET /iehttpheaders.html HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Referer: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=iehttpheaders
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; iOpus-I-M; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Host: www.blunck.info
Connection: Keep-Alive
Cache-Control: no-cache



HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 05:57:40 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:51:45 GMT
ETag: "107dcff227aac31:a41"
Content-Length: 2145


GET /styles.css HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Referer: http://www.blunck.info/iehttpheaders.html
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; iOpus-I-M; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Host: www.blunck.info
Connection: Keep-Alive
Cache-Control: no-cache



HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 05:57:40 GMT
Content-Type: text/css
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:51:46 GMT
ETag: "90686ef327aac31:a41"
Content-Length: 642


GET /iehttpheaders_screenshot.jpg HTTP/1.1
Accept: */*
Referer: http://www.blunck.info/iehttpheaders.html
Accept-Language: en-us
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; iOpus-I-M; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Host: www.blunck.info
Connection: Keep-Alive
Cache-Control: no-cache



HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 05:57:41 GMT
Content-Type: image/jpeg
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:40:13 GMT
ETag: "70c420c3506dc31:a41"
Content-Length: 78597