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Re: Public feedback on HTML5 video

From: Chris Double <cdouble@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 02:15:06 +1300
Message-Id: <15089A26-5229-43B4-8B96-FA0BFA80F2BA@mozilla.com>
To: HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On 5/01/2010, at 1:29 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Could you please clarify what "seekable" means in the context of HTTP resources?

An Ogg resource served via HTTP is seekable if the HTTP server supports byte range requests. This is most easily determined if the server sends Accept-Ranges. 

Some servers do not send that but still support byte ranges. Some of these (Amazon S3 for example) will respond with a 216 response code if you do a byte range request starting from 0 so they can be identified by making a range request on the first GET. 

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