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NIT: v11-spec-04.txt: 14.36 Range

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 96 15:10:11 EDT
Message-Id: <9606041910.AA06240@aleatory.tempo.att.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
The new draft says:

    If the last-byte-pos value is absent, it is assumed to be equal to the
    current length of the entity-body in bytes.

    If the last-byte-pos value is larger than the current length of the
    entity-body, it is assumed to be equal to the current length of the
    entity-body. This allows, for example, a client to attempt to limit the
    number of bytes retrieved without knowing the size of the entity.

Actually, the correct value is length minus one.  So this should read:

    If the last-byte-pos value is absent, it is assumed to be equal to one
    less than the current length of the entity-body in bytes.

    If the last-byte-pos value is larger than the current length of the
    entity-body, it is assumed to be equal to one less than the current
    length of the entity-body. This allows, for example, a client to
    attempt to limit the number of bytes retrieved without knowing the
    size of the entity.

Dave Kristol
Received on Tuesday, 4 June 1996 12:16:22 EDT

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