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Re: issue 85 - range unit extensions

From: Kris Zyp <kris@sitepen.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 07:32:39 -0600
Message-ID: <094901c90b6e$0ad50310$4200a8c0@kris>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

> Out of curiosity: did you consider simply using a query parameter instead? 
> If you did, and decided not to, that would be interesting for the question 
> whether custom ranges are a good idea after all.

Yes, I considered that, but here is no standard for query parameters, AFAIK. 
Since Dojo is a client side library, we are aiming for maximum 
interoperability with servers by following the HTTP specification as closely 
as possible, so servers have a real standard to go off of instead something 
we made up. It seems like leveraging the range/partial content mechanism 
with alternate range unit is the approach that HTTP would suggest, and I 
have no reason to believe it is wrong. Retrieving a paged subset of data is 
merely a different representation of the same resource.
Kris 
Received on Sunday, 31 August 2008 13:33:34 GMT

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