Content-Length

The Content-Length entity header is indicating the size of the entity-body, in decimal number of octets, sent to the recipient.

Header type Entity header
Forbidden header name yes

Syntax

Content-Length: <length>

Directives

<length>
The length in decimal number of octets.

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7230, section 3.3.2: Content-Length Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari Servo
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic Support(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)(Yes)

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