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Re: current HTTP/2 spec prevents gzip of response to "Range" request

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:22:37 +0000
To: Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <2555.1395829357@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <5332A640.60404@zinks.de>, Roland Zink writes:

>Range works fine with C-E as long as the client retrieves the whole 
>beginning of the file. If the client wants to skip some parts of it then 
>it is unable to decompress. Retrieving 0-999 then 1000-1999 and so on is 
>fine. But retrieving 0-999 and then 2000-2999 is a problem.

Can you give an example of a real-world application where this is anything
but a minor inconvenience ?

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