Re: Byte ranges -- formal spec proposal

> Is that in line with what you meant, Ari?

Exactly.  There are formats for which byte ranges make sense, and ones
for which they don't.  As Chuck brought up, if I'm a PDF app I'm very
happy I can get the TOC from the end of the file and then single pages
instead of the 2000 page encyclopedia at once.  And if I'm a proxy I'm
happy because I can understand that the chunks I have are parts from
the same entity which I now can put together from the pieces I have
(and respond to other range requests by serving them, at least
partially, from the cache).

Ari Luotonen
Netscape Communications Corp.
501 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA		Netscape Server Development Team

Received on Thursday, 18 May 1995 15:01:44 UTC