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

From: <K.Morgan@iaea.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:41:57 +0000
To: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: <roland@zinks.de>, <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Message-ID: <0356EBBE092D394F9291DA01E8D28EC20100F3EFA3@sem002pd.sg.iaea.org>
> On 26.03.2014 10:48, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

>> In message <53329E55.5000602@zinks.de<mailto:53329E55.5000602@zinks.de>>, Roland Zink writes:


>>> C-E does not allow seeks, e.g. you need to read 4G of a 8G file just

>>> to read the 100 bytes you are interested in.

This is the crux of the issue, hence the subject of this conversation!

>> That's news to me.  Range works fine with C-E in Varnish...

If Range works with C-E in Varnish, then Varnish is not HTTP/1.1 compliant.

Again, quoting the HTTP/1.1 spec, RFC2616 requires ranges to apply to the content-encoded content:
- from Section 14.35.1: "Byte range specifications in HTTP apply to the sequence of bytes in the entity-body ..."
- from Section 7.2.1: "entity-body := Content-Encoding( Content-Type( data ) )"

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