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RE: Large content size value

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 14:14:42 -0800
To: "'Travis Snoozy \(Volt\)'" <a-travis@microsoft.com>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c7304d$bba8b7c0$36f1070a@adobenet.global.adobe.com>

> if a client can't download (or a server can't serve) a
> file bigger than the FS can handle

It is possible for a client to use range retrieval
to get parts of a large file, even if the client couldn't
store the whole thing because of file size limitations.
(This can happen with JPEG2000 image files, for example.)

It's quite possible for a server to serve a dynamically
generated resource that is bigger than can fit into a
single file on the file system.

So I don't think the protocol limits and the underlying
operating system file size limits should be linked
in any way.

Received on Thursday, 4 January 2007 22:15:24 UTC

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