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Re: #90: multipart/byteranges

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:08:40 -0800
Cc: "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <21443028-B323-4800-BBA0-AD48AC9987BC@mnot.net>
To: "Robert Brewer" <fumanchu@aminus.org>

That seems to describe the general partial content mechanism (i.e.,  
using byteranges negotiation in HTTP), not the specific motiviation  
for using multipart/byteranges as a message delimiter.


On 14/11/2008, at 9:09 AM, Robert Brewer wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> So far, discussion of this issue
>> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/90>
>> seems to centre around disallowing the use of multipart/byteranges
>> as a message delimiter, because it is not widely implemented, and
>> because chunked encoding can be used instead.
>>
>> Any objections to doing so?
>
> and Brian Behlendorf answered via his time machine [1]
>> The main purpose of this algorithm is graceful recovery from
>> aborted transfers.
>
>
> Robert Brewer
> fumanchu@aminus.org
>
> [1]
> http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/ange/archives/archives-95/http-wg-archive
> /1868.html
>


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