431 Request Header Fields Too Large

The 431 status code indicates that the server is unwilling to process the request because its header fields are too large. The request MAY be resubmitted after reducing the size of the request header fields.

It can be used both when the set of request header fields in total is too large, and when a single header field is at fault. In the latter case, the response representation SHOULD specify which header field was too large.

For example:

HTTP/1.1 431 Request Header Fields Too Large
Content-Type: text/html

     <title>Request Header Fields Too Large</title>
     <h1>Request Header Fields Too Large</h1>
     <p>The "Example" header was too large.</p>

Responses with the 431 status code MUST NOT be stored by a cache.

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