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RE: Is Content-Range extensible?

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:33:05 -0800
To: "'HTTP Working Group'" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001201c86f59$93342620$6501a8c0@T60>

Subbu Allamaraju wrote:
> Per the BNF in 14.16, Content-Range is restricted to 
> describing byte ranges. However, 3.12 leaves the door a bit 
> open by stating that "implementations MAY ignore ranges 
> specified using other units". Some examples of other ranges are
> 
> Content-Range: items 10-19
> Content-Range: items <some-query>
> 
> Does 3.12 imply that such ranges are valid?

It is an open issue. See:

http://www3.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/85
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/issues/#i85
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2007OctDec/0036.html

- Brian
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2008 22:33:21 GMT

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