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Re: Ranged downloads on file:// URLs

From: Richard Atterer <richard_at_2008.atterer.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 21:22:12 +0100

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 08:39:13PM +0100, Daniel Egger wrote:
>> The "-[number]" case isn't that special imho. [...] And IIRC, that's how
>> HTTP ranges work and is why we support this style in the first place...
>
> Nope, to cite rfc2616:
[...]

No, Daniel S. is right - but the details are buried a bit in the RFC...

> 14.16 Content-Range
>
> The Content-Range entity-header is sent with a partial entity-body to

NB: That's a _response_ header, it doesn't say what's allowed in requests!

The allowed syntax of the Range request header is in section 14.35. One
alternative is the "suffix-byte-range-spec" format, for which "-500" (last
500 bytes) is an example.

Cheers,

  Richard

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Received on 2008-01-08