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Re: Byte ranges & Document title (question)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:53:47 -0500
Message-Id: <199601181653.LAA11154@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr
Cc: glenn@stonehand.com, mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>Is there any hope that there could be at least a particular
>solution, instead of saying "It shouldn't be done at all, because in
>complex documents it becomes infeasible" ?

Nope, it's absolutely impossible to do reliably for HTML in any
SGML-conformant manner.

Go back through the archives, and you'll find that I've already
outlined these problems. Basically, it amounts to this: you have to
keep the previous peices around, and when you download a new peice,
tack it on the end, and reparse the whole document. You also need
very robust error handling for the cases where the document is
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