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Re: issue 85 - range unit extensions

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 15:12:03 +0100
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Kris Zyp <kris@sitepen.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080901141203.GC15198@shareable.org>

Yves Lafon wrote:
> >Or use a different header: Dojo-Range, with the response containing
> >"Vary: Dojo-Range".  That would make it cachable by generic HTTP
> >caches, which sounds rather desirable.
> The "different header" will not explain what the meaning of the range is, 
> unless it is a standardized header meant to describe in general 
> range units.

Range "items" doesn't explain what the meaning is either.  It just
gives a really vague idea.  What kind of items?

"Dojo-Range: 6 items" seems clearer.

Are caches allowed (in principle) to split/merge these ranges, if they
knew how?  Would such caches operate on the item syntax -
i.e. structured JSON in the message body?

-- Jamie
Received on Monday, 1 September 2008 14:12:45 UTC

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