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Re: Registry policies

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 09:24:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4F5083B3.9050801@gmx.de>
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-03-02 01:12, Adrien de Croy wrote:
>
> my vote would be for deprecation of the concept of extensions for the
> range header. Unless we are going to allow extension for Content-Length,
> we shouldn't allow it for Range.
>
> e.g remove other-range-unit from the BNF.
>
> Systems that want to request parts of things that aren't specified by
> bytes can do that some other way. Absolutely no need to overload Range.
> Otherwise a cache has an impossible job.
>
> Adrien

No. Range units are in use, and there's nothing wrong with it.

It's ok for a cache to ignore them; so there's no additional burden.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 2 March 2012 08:24:52 GMT

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