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RE: must a partial response range be exact?

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:26:41 -0500
To: "'Henrik Nordstrom'" <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, "'A. Rothman'" <amichai2@amichais.bounceme.net>
Cc: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DA5E3C5B1D1A40F2A5A61BB9CA6F2E52@T60>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> A linear sequence of in-order ranges MAY be merged in the 
> response. If there is only a single range left after such 
> merges then it SHOULD be sent as a Content-Range response 
> instead of multipart/byteranges, but MAY be sent as 
> multipart/byteranges is the sender prefer..The recipient MUST 
> accept both as valid responses, in addition to the 1-1 mapped 
> multipart/byteranges response or any other response that do 
> cover the requested ranges including (but not limited to) a 
> full non-ranged response.

This is how I read it too, except for the "but MAY be sent as
multipart/byteranges." multipart/byteranges requires two parts.

- Brian
Received on Friday, 10 October 2008 20:27:18 UTC

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