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Re: #90: multipart/byteranges

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:17:18 +0000
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081211171718.GA26946@shareable.org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > They aren't used that way.  I don't know of any implementation
> > that uses the multipart delimiter to find the end of body (they
> > use CL, chunked, or a closed connection).
> 
> Hmm.. you may be right. On a closer inspection I see that I misread some
> of the data. Sorry for the confusion.
> 
> So it looks like dropping 4.4 4 entirely may be an option.

If it's possible to drop support for multipart/byterange delimited
messages, because it's not used anyway, that would be a really good
thing imho.  It's an ugly, pointless, unused and probably poorly
implemented complication in message parsers.

-- Jamie
Received on Thursday, 11 December 2008 17:17:56 GMT

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