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RE: Range Responses of Indeterminate Length: Draft

From: <K.Morgan@iaea.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:57:25 +0000
To: <rodger.combs@gmail.com>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: <mnot@mnot.net>
Message-ID: <0356EBBE092D394F9291DA01E8D28EC201D254E3ED@SEM002PD.sg.iaea.org>
On Friday,02 October 2015 02:28, rodger.combs@gmail.com<mailto:rodger.combs@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've updated https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-combs-http-indeterminate-range/

> to address some minor formatting issues, and complete the IANA Considerations section.

> Does anyone have any input on this?

Sorry for the late and possibly ignorant response. Is what you’re trying to accomplish already possible with the use of multipart/byteranges?


- Client requests stream starting from byte 0 of an unknown length.

- Server responds in N-KByte buffers (e.g. 1K) of data from a stream of unknown length (chunking not shown for brevity)

- Response ends at the end of stream or when the client closes the connection to seek to a new location

GET /path/file HTTP/1.1

Host: example.com

Range: bytes=0-

HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 06:25:24 GMT

Last-Modified: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 04:58:08 GMT

Transfer-Encoding: chunked

Content-Type: multipart/byteranges; boundary=THIS_STRING_SEPARATES


Content-Type: file/mimetype

Content-Range: bytes 0-1023/*

...the first range...


Content-Type: file/mimetype

Content-Range: bytes 1024-2047/*

...the second range...




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