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RFC7233 Range Requests: Indeterminate lengths

From: Rodger Combs <rodger@plexapp.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:22:33 +0000
Message-Id: <DB42D624-C491-4790-8412-799C634AEBD5@plex.tv>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
It appears that the current HTTP/2 spec doesn't allow 206 Partial Content replies to be of indeterminate length. RFC 7233 section 4.2 requires that the "last-byte-pos" field in the Content-Range header be a number, rather than "*". It'd be convenient to allow the last byte position to be indeterminate if the requested range lacked a "last-byte-pos" field. Would this change be within the scope of HTTP/2 to make?

Thanks,
--Rodger Combs
Received on Wednesday, 4 March 2015 19:12:21 UTC

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