Re: issue 85 - range unit extensions

On Tue, 5 Aug 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:

>> Well, is it forbidden to ask servers to give back byte-ranges that a cache
>> can... cache ? What is transported is bytes, so requesting the 10 first 
>> characters of an utf-8 document and receiving 12 bytes using a 
>> Content-Range in bytes might help caches to DTRT, so I am not sure that the 
>> proposed BNF change is desirable (as "exotic" Content-Ranges won't be 
>> cached for sure).
>> ...
> It would be useful for caches, but not for the client, right? It would still 
> need to know what range with respect to the original range unit was returned.

Well, in that case, the range is supposed to match the request, otherwise 
a 416 (or anything else than a 206) would be returned.

> I also note that Range (Section 6.4) would need additional work as well.


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Received on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:26:27 UTC