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Re: Comments on Byte range draft

From: Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 15:55:31 -0800
Message-Id: <30A7DAF3.6231@mozilla.com>
To: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Cc: Chuck Shotton <cshotton@biap.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Shel Kaphan wrote:

>  >
>  > What you are saying is that you still want to retrieve a given URL (from
>  > the client's perspective), but you'd like to GET only the portion you don't
>  > already have. Rather like the if-modified-since header affects server
>  > responses, a byte-range: header seems more appropriate than convoluting the
>  > URL itself. I guess it's really just a matter of semantics, but all the
>  > special punctuation, separators and other ca-ca that hang off the end URLs
>  > could more easily be represented in many cases as header fields in a GET or
>  > POST request.
>  >
>         ...
> Yes, on this, at least, I agree with you.

I would be happy with a good header proposal, but I wouldn't
support a new method since byterange requests could apply
to multiple methods.  Brian's header proposal looks like a
good start...

Lou Montulli                 http://www.netscape.com/people/montulli/
       Netscape Communications Corp.
Received on Monday, 13 November 1995 16:02:11 UTC

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