Content-Length

The Content-Length header indicates the size of the message body, in bytes, sent to the recipient.

Header type Request header, Response header, Payload header
Forbidden header name yes
CORS-safelisted response header 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

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See also