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Re: WGLC: p5 multiple Range headers

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:38:39 +0200
Message-ID: <5164521F.8030705@gmx.de>
To: Ken Murchison <murch@andrew.cmu.edu>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2013-04-03 22:48, Ken Murchison wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Per
> https://svn.tools.ietf.org/svn/wg/httpbis/draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p1-messaging.html#field.order
> multiple Range header fields aren't allowed due to the field value
> containing more than just a comma-separated list (bytes-unit).  That
> being said, there was a discussion on the public-media-fragment@w3.org
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-media-fragment/2009Sep/0064.html>
> list a few years ago about multiple Range header fields, and in that
> thread Yves didn't state that multiple Range header fields are prohibited.

Well, he should have :-)

> I'm wondering if this was an oversight or if multiple Range header
> fields actually appear in the wild and clients expect it to work. If
> they are allowed, then the Range header needs to be called out as an
> exception in p1.  If not, was this thread just an isolated instance of
> confusion, or is it worth adding text to p5 to explicitly state that
> only one Range header is allowed?

I believe it was just an instance of confusion, and I'd prefer that the 
spec doesn't restate things all over the place...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 19:17:52 UTC

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