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Re: Byte ranges -- formal spec proposal

From: Kee Hinckley <nazgul@utopia.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 1995 10:44:24 -0400
Message-Id: <v02110137abeb98ea4596@[]>
To: dnew@sgf.fv.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
At 8:44 AM 5/26/95, Darren New wrote:
>> Well, the most common format, audio/basic, has header information which
>> contains magic numbers and the Hz and stuff like that, and technically is
>> not a legal audio/basic file without them, though many players will tolerate
>> this.  I would put this in the same category as HTML; arbitrary segments
>> probably are not legal, but viewers might be able to tolerate them.
>Huh?  Audio/basic is what ISDN uses.  It has no headers at all.

Technically you are correct. However there are a large number of viewers
out there (on all platforms) which are used for audio/basic, but which
choke if handed anything that doesn't have a Sun AU header on it.

Kee Hinckley      Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects    617/721-6100
nazgul@utopia.com                               http://www.utopia.com/

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.
Received on Friday, 26 May 1995 10:46:18 UTC

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