I'm using curl to request a URL that redirects to a different URL using a
Location: line like:
As I understand it, that line in the redirect response is invalid per the HTTP specifications, so the overall curl call understandably fails (in this case, with a 400 response code). However, requesting the URL with wget or a web browser successfully renders the page (I assume through heuristics that fill in the absolute path or remove the anchor tag before the redirect).
Is there anything I can do to make curl do the same (do what is necessary to successfully follow the redirect, even if it is "officially" malformed)?
Edit: Some more details. The final response code is 400 (not 404 or something else). When I do a HEAD request (with
curl -I -L), I get a
302 Found (with
Location: /Error) that redirects to a
500 Server Error. However, if I do a regular request (without the
-I option but with the
-L option), I get a
http_code (in curl's
400. So it seems like HEAD requests in this case function differently than standard GETs.