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A middleware for proper handling of HEAD requests.

Project Description

`guillotine` is a WSGI middleware which allows for HEAD requests to be properly
handled by your WSGI pipeline. `guillotine` is intended to be placed as the
first, or topmost component in a WSGI pipeline, such that all other middelware
is downstream. For an incoming request, `guillotine` converts the request
method from 'HEAD' to 'GET' before handing the request off to the next
downstream middleware or application. `guillotine` then takes responsiblity
for discarding the response body before returning to the application server.

For more information about why you might want to do this see Graham Dumpleton's
article, `WSGI issues with HTTP HEAD requests.

Using `guillotine` with Paster

`guillotine` provides an entry point for Paster allowing it to be used as a
middleware in a pipeline::

pipeline =

Using `guillotine` "by hand"

If you compose your WSGI pipeline in Python code, `guillotine` can be
constructed directly::

from guillotine import Guillotine

middleware = Guillotine(app) # app is some WSGI application or pipeline

0.1 (2011-05-20)

- Initial release.
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