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Reading file via http. Please, help!

Reading file via http. Please, help!

Reading file via http. Please, help!

I need to find syntax to do the following. I need to read the file header (size, last modified, etc), and later, the whole file content off the web server to the client.
I have a .pdf file residing on the web server directory. I need to transfer its header to the client, and then, upon examining the header (at the client) to copy the whole .pdf file from the server into client's local directory.

I somewhat remember the sintax, goes something like : file.getfileheader[url:http/.......]. The file info gets passed via http string to the client (who is requesting the file).

Am I on the right track? Please, help, I am a new programmer...

Thank you for your time and effort!

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