The HTTP method of request, such as get info from server, which appears in Logs as ‘GET’. Two other methods are ‘PUT,’ which means the server gets info from the visitor and ‘HEAD,’ which is like ‘GET’ except that only an item’s HTTP header info is sent (typically occurs if the item was retrieved from the visitor’s cache).
A way in which HTTP requests may be delivered to a server. » Back to top of screen
Each request contains a method. The most common method is "GET", which means simply get the requested item. A "HEAD" request means to get information about the item, such as size and last date modified. A browser will often keep copies of items in their cache and then use a "HEAD" method to check if the item has been modified since it was put in the cache.