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Will the html be delivered properly to the browser, or will it lack formatting? Will it get delivered at all?

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I'm assuming you mean "without including HTTP response headers", as the browser sends a HTTP request anyway.

It will actually work, since HTTP/0.9 did not have any headers – clients sent a single GET /path line for a request, and the server just dumped the file in return.

So if the server response doesn't start with HTTP/1, the client will assume it's talking to a HTTP/0.9 server and that the entire response is a text/html page.

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