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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range-latest, "5.3 If-Range"

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:49:27 +1100
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <27E7D5CC-C194-4472-8696-56A2819AF62F@mnot.net>
To: Thomas Fossati <TFossati@velocix.com>
Hi Thomas,

On 25/10/2012, at 4:42 AM, Thomas Fossati <TFossati@velocix.com> wrote:

> <https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p5-ran
> ge.html#header.if-range>:
> 
> Last paragraph: what should be sent by the server in case the validator in
> the If-Range does not match, and the byte-range-set in the Range header
> has empty intersection with the current resource representation ?

The text in question:

> If the validator given in the If-Range header field matches the current validator for the selected representation of the target resource, then the server should send the specified sub-range of the representation using a 206 (Partial Content) response. If the validator does not match, then the server should send the entire representation using a 200 (OK) response.

It says that if the validator does not match, the entire representation should be sent; what's the issue?

Regards,


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