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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range-21, "3.2 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable"

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:37:35 -0500 (EST)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.10.1211150533530.17744@wnl.j3.bet>
On Wed, 24 Oct 2012, Julian Reschke wrote:

> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range-21.html#status.416>:
>
> "When this status code is returned for a byte-range request, the response 
> SHOULD include a Content-Range header field specifying the current length of 
> the representation (see Section 5.2). This response MUST NOT use the 
> multipart/byteranges content-type. For example,"
>
> What is this "MUST NOT" about? Are there clients that will ignore the status 
> code and assume success if they see the expected content-type?

It was present also in rfc2616, so nothing new. This is to enforce the 
fact that multipart/byteranges contains a Content-Range header for each 
part; An extra Content-Range would be like having two C-R with different 
values, an error.

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         ~~Yves
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