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what is the scope of accept-range

From: Daniel Hellerstein <danielh@mailbox.econ.ag.gov>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 13:54:20 -0500
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To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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(this is a minor point)

In section 14.5:                                                                       
    The Accept-Ranges response-header field allows the server to
    indicate   its acceptance of range requests for a resource ....              
     Origin servers that accept byte-range requests MAY send 
     Accept-Ranges: bytes                                                  

It's a bit unclear what the scope of the accept-range
response header is. Is it just for the requested resources, or for a larger
set of resources?

That is, if the origin server will accept byte-range requests
for some, but not all, resources (say, not for html documents with
server side includes),  then what is the proper usage of
Received on Thursday, 26 March 1998 11:03:07 UTC

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