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Re: Byte ranges (was Re: Logic Bag concerns)

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 16:55:29 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199512052255.QAA21009@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
To: Mike Braca <mb@ebt.com>
Cc: mogul@pa.dec.com, luotonen@netscape.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
According to Mike Braca:

> Jeffrey Mogul wrote:
> > In other words, IN ALL CASES what the cache-validator means is
> > that if it doesn't match, send the whole object.  What Range:
> > modifies is the behavior of GET when the cache-validator does
> > match.  And (if you like) you can think of a missing Range:
> > header as implying "Range: bytes=0-0", so there is really only
> > one meaning.
> 
> (I assume you meant "Range: bytes=0-")
> 

No, I think he meant an implicit Range: 0-0 with the intent that
nothing be sent (but actually it would send one byte).  I think
this illustrates the potential for confusion that could be eliminated
with an If-cache-valid: <authenticator> and If-cache-stale: <authenticator>.

John Franks
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 1995 15:55:17 EST

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