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From Stuart Roebuck <>
Subject Re: How to implement byte range support?
Date Fri, 31 May 2002 15:27:07 GMT
On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 03:58 PM, Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

>> From: Stuart Roebuck []
>> I really need to get byte range support working in Cocoon 2 with the
>> ResourceReader as it appears  that some audio players just will not
>> accept MP3 files if the server does not provide byte-range support
> (e.g.
>> Windows Media Player) even after I patched Cocoon 2.0.2 to no longer
>> advertise byte-range support (e.g. change the Accept-Ranges:bytes
> header
>> to Accept-Ranges:none). I have a site which is using Cocoon based
> access
>> control mechanisms to deliver the files so I can't easily serve the
>> files from a non-Cocoon based server.
>> I would appreciate some advice on how best to tackle this...
>> I presume that I could try adding support directly into
> ResourceReader,
>> but I would have to disable the CachingStreamPipeline or add the range
>> data into the cache key - otherwise a partial output would be cached
>> rather than the whole file.  However, adding the range to the cache
> key
>> might significantly reduce the hit rate and rapidly fill the cache.
>> The more favorable approach, assuming that I'm on the write track,
> would
>> be to add support to the Pipeline so that the generator (the
>> ResourceReader in this case) would act as normal, and the
>> CachingOutputStream would cache the entire Resource, but the
>> CachingStreamPipeline and StreamPipeline would both be altered to
> return
>> only the request byte ranges.
>> Do any of these suggestions seem sensible or is this more complex than
>> I'm imagining?
>> (I would prefer to change 2.0.2 rather than move the live site to a
> more
>> recent non-release version.)
> If you want to stay with 2.0.x, which is totally understandable... I
> would suggest to create ByterangeResourceReader which will advertise and
> implement byte range support, and will return 0 in getLastModified() to
> disable caching.
> Vadim

Thanks for the quick response - ByterangeResourceReader is underway!


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