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Re: Comments on Byte range draft

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 17:58:30 -0800
To: Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, ari@netscape.com, john@math.nwu.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9511111758.aa06640@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> You and Larry are looking at this problem with blinders on.
> There are many more uses for byterange URL's than simply
> PDF files.  For instance Netscape 2.0 uses byteranges to
> request parts of files that it didn't get the last time
> you came to a page.  You can therefore interrupt a page
> during download at any time and continue it exactly
> where you left off when you come back to the page.  This
> makes cachine up to 50% more effective at saving bandwidth.

Check out part (3) of what I sent -- asking for a partial retrieval
of a resource demands another method, not a URL hack.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Saturday, 11 November 1995 18:12:50 UTC

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