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Very true, but let's not forget that [0]

> The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the server MUST NOT return a message-body in the response.

and that

> The metainformation contained in the HTTP headers in response to a HEAD request SHOULD be identical to the information sent in response to a GET request.

[0]: http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html

Yes, it should work the same. But it's not the same.

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