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Re: I-D Action: draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03.txt

From: Thomas Peterson <hidinginthebbc@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:12:31 +0000
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20180320141231.GB11174@raspberrypi>
A question I have with this draft is the behaviour or expectations that may or
may not occur during failure modes, particularly when a "reset" or roll-over
happens on the server side. Consider the scenario when the server byte-offset is
effective reset, and thus it's "range" has shifted beyond the client's
expectations.

I don't see any reference in this draft that explicitly call out when 416
responses should be sent. Should these things be called out?

Regards

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 05:19:38AM -0700, internet-drafts@ietf.org wrote:
> 
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol WG of the IETF.
> 
>         Title           : HTTP Random Access and Live Content
>         Authors         : Craig Pratt
>                           Darshak Thakore
>                           Barbara Stark
> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03.txt
> 	Pages           : 11
> 	Date            : 2018-03-20
> 
> Abstract:
>    To accommodate byte range requests for content that has data appended
>    over time, this document defines semantics that allow a HTTP client
>    and server to perform byte-range GET and HEAD requests that start at
>    an arbitrary byte offset within the representation and ends at an
>    indeterminate offset.
> 
> 
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live/
> 
> There are also htmlized versions available at:
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03
> 
> A diff from the previous version is available at:
> https://www.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03
> 
> 
> Please note that it may take a couple of minutes from the time of submission
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> 
> Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP at:
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> 
> 
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