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Re: Improve the traffic condition on the Internet

From: Mirsad Todorovac <tm@rasips2.rasip.etf.hr>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 10:23:01 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199603220923.KAA05714@rasips2.rasip.etf.hr>
To: S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk (Stephen Turner)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
> 
> I wrote:
> -> 
> -> I may be missing something here, but couldn't there be a way in the HTTP
> -> protocol to specify that one wants the end of a file, missing off the first
> -> n bytes, say? Often I find myself getting half of a long file before losing
> -> the connection, and having to get the whole file again. This decreases the
> -> chance of my being able to complete the retrieval and increases traffic on
> -> the network. Comments?
> -> 
> 
> Someone's pointed out to me that the HTTP/1.1 proposal includes a Range:
> header to do this, although I see that that paragraph hasn't been written
> in the latest draft.

This is a subject of separate draft: <draft-luotonen-http-url-byterange-02.txt>,
dated Dec 15, 1995.

> 
> -- 
> Stephen R. E. Turner
>   Stochastic Networks Group, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
>   e-mail: sret1@cam.ac.uk  WWW: http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/home.html
> 
> 


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    | Mirsad Todorovac					|
    | Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing	|
    | University of Zagreb				|
    | Unska 3, Zagreb, Croatia 10000			|
    |							|
    | e-mail: mirsad.todorovac@fer.hr			|
Received on Friday, 22 March 1996 04:26:29 GMT

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