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The response is almost the exact same thing but send from the server back to the client.

The purpose of the headers is to allow the client and the server to describe the data being sent back and forth and to communicate what each expects from the other.

If you would like to see these headers in action, download and install the LiveHttpHeaders plugin for FireFox.
It's a great tool for debugging
web development issues.

Here are all the headers that get passed back and forth from browser to server when a request is made to Google (searching for LiveHttpHeaders):

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This whole forum is devoted to questions on servlets, so a subject of "Servlets" is less than useless. Do you not think that "What are request headers" would have been a better title?

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