[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14348: If it's a HEAD request, stop after the head!

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#14348: If it's a HEAD request, stop after the head!
 Reporter:  mitchoyoshitaka                  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                           |   Milestone:  3.3
Component:  Performance                      |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  normal                           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch 3.3-early 2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by mbijon):

 I like how simple Mitcho's method is. Just couldn't figure out how to tie
 it to template_redirect without making that action a filter. I didn't know
 how turning template_redirect into a filter would turn out, so this runs
 just after.

 I also added a new constant that would let someone disable this if-
 required. Probably overkill.

 Benefits: Maintains handling of canonical links, shortlinks, & old slugs.
 Keeps possible SEO benefits of those ... which might be useful since
 search spiders are heavy on HEAD use. This may not be worthwhile, wish I
 knew more if redirecting a HEAD is useful.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14348#comment:22>
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