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Re: #90: multipart/byteranges

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:25:27 -0800
Message-Id: <AA3D5F55-C19C-41E0-933B-69EA7702F521@gbiv.com>
Cc: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>

On Dec 10, 2008, at 4:42 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> I think that the core of the issue is that the current text --  
> intentionally or not -- leaves the door open for use of multipart/ 
> byteranges as a delimiter in other situations, provided that the  
> sender "knows" that the receiver can parse it (one way of knowing  
> this is specified, but others may exist).
> As such, the question is whether we want to leave that door open.  
> Either way, the intent should be clearly stated.

I say "no" -- close the loophole and remove any notion that multipart
delimits message framing.

Received on Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:26:04 UTC

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