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Re: Section 14.36 Range, and PUTs

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 16:25:55 PDT
To: paulle@microsoft.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96May31.162558pdt.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Ohmygod, I don't think we've really ever contemplated how Range
requests should work with PUT. Personally, I think it should be
disallowed. Illegal. An error. MUST NOT send. ABEND, eh?, forbidden,
protocol violation; horns should go off, alarms should ring, etc.
Also with POST and DELETE. Otherwise, you might have people believing
that DELETE with Range: 10-12 means delete just those bytes?

Range is like "accept", it's a request-header that applies to the
result, not the operation.

Regards,

Larry
Received on Friday, 31 May 1996 16:29:02 EDT

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