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mxb (was: Re: 14.36)

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 20:27:42 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199606041827.UAA03615@wsooti06.win.tue.nl>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: hardie@nasa.gov, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/779
Jeffrey Mogul:
>for example, a client with a restricted memory and/or network
>bandwidth (think: wireless PDA) could do a request such as this:
>	GET /foo.html HTTP/1.1
>	Range: 0-10000
>and be assured of not getting more than 10,000 bytes.

Side remark: Some people have been wondering if we should define an
`mxb' (maxbytes) parameter for the Accept header. The above example
seems to indicate that 1.1 clients already have a way of specifying
the maximum number of bytes they want to accept, so that there is no
need to add `mxb'.

Received on Tuesday, 4 June 1996 11:31:01 UTC

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