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Re: question/comment on draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range-20.txt

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:46:31 -0700
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <90038747-D1A7-4596-BBC7-523D8181DEF0@mnot.net>
To: "Fall, Kevin" <kfall@qualcomm.com>

On 18/09/2012, at 10:05 AM, "Fall, Kevin" <kfall@qualcomm.com> wrote:

> I think you do understand the use case.  However, while I believe I
> understand the original intent of Range, it seems to me it is a reasonable
> if not elegant way to do "server driven" partial content.  Indeed, would
> you agree that the method I suggested above (client suggests multiple
> ranges including (0-), (0-) would be "legal" to indicate to the server
> that it is permitted to repond with multiple ranges of sizes chosen by the
> server?

The problem is that existing implementations in caches will interpret it in a different way, resulting in them serving a non-live stream (which is NOT what you want).


Mark Nottingham
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 20:46:55 UTC

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