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Re: must a partial response range be exact?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 02:13:39 +0200
To: "A. Rothman" <amichai2@amichais.bounceme.net>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1223597619.22245.4.camel@henriknordstrom.net>

On fre, 2008-10-10 at 00:08 +0200, A. Rothman wrote:

> If I misunderstood your interpretation of this SHOULD clause and how
> exactly it might bite if a multiple-range request is fulfilled using a
> single-range response (returning a superset of all requested ranges),
> I'd appreciate a clarification...

It would bite you if responding with a single range returns the data in
a different order than requested.

Consider the following:

Range: bytes=100-200,0-99

If you merge the ranges you get 0-200, but that is not the order
requested by the client.

Regards
Henrik
Received on Friday, 10 October 2008 00:15:15 GMT

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