The Content-Length entity header is indicating the size of the entity-body, in bytes, 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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?

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