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Re: proposal for issue #178

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:54:25 +1200
Message-ID: <4C0D5C81.4040901@qbik.com>
To: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 8/06/2010 2:13 a.m., Henrik Nordström wrote:
> tis 2010-06-08 klockan 00:17 +1200 skrev Adrien de Croy:
>> I don't see any point in having an integrity check for a message
>> containing only a partial range.  Surely you want to accumulate the
>> entire entity by piecing together all the parts, and then you use the
>> MD5 to check the total.
> My view also, but others have read it differently in past, and the spec
> is ambigious on which reading is right with a bit blurred definition of
> 206, response entity, full response entiry and partial response entity.
> But as far as I know there has been only one actual server
> implementation using the Content-MD5 on the partial response entity and
> it's no longer sending Content-MD5 in 206 responses.  Unknown if there
> is any client implementation using it, or even other server
> implementations making use of Content-MD5 at all.
>> On that note I don't see any point in range extensions either, other
>> than to make the job of intermediaries impossible.
> Do you refer to the non-linear data discussion some many months ago
> here?

yes.  There was some discussion a few months back about it - even an I-D?



> Regards
> Henrik

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