mxb (was: Re: 14.36)

Jeffrey Mogul:
>for example, a client with a restricted memory and/or network
>bandwidth (think: wireless PDA) could do a request such as this:
>	GET /foo.html HTTP/1.1
>	Range: 0-10000
>and be assured of not getting more than 10,000 bytes.

Side remark: Some people have been wondering if we should define an
`mxb' (maxbytes) parameter for the Accept header. The above example
seems to indicate that 1.1 clients already have a way of specifying
the maximum number of bytes they want to accept, so that there is no
need to add `mxb'.


Received on Tuesday, 4 June 1996 11:31:01 UTC