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Re: New issue: p5-range 5.4.2, proxy recommendations regarding 200 responses to Range

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:14:17 +1000
Cc: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <24EDCBE9-03ED-4C98-8143-6CA388704552@mnot.net>
To: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
(just me) +1


On 30/08/2010, at 8:24 AM, Henrik Nordström wrote:

> fre 2010-07-23 klockan 08:58 -0400 skrev Yves Lafon:
> 
>> I don't see why it would be a MAY for a proxy and a SHOULD for a server, 
>> it seems better to keep them both as SHOULDs.
> 
> Because a SHOULD means it's the recommended method, and as shown in this
> case it's not a good general purpose recommendation.
> 
> The optimization to have proxies reduce the traffic sent to the
> requestor by eating the unwanted parts of the response when the server
> responds with more data than requested should imho be a MAY, not a
> SHOULD.
> 
> For a server the situation is different as it has control over the
> requested resource.
> 
> Regards
> Henrik
> 
> 


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