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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Adobe: Byte range serving
Date Mon, 29 Apr 1996 03:23:37 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 28 Apr 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > I'll take a look at their patches, if they want ... am mailing the man...
> 
> While certainly I wouldn't mind their help or code in getting
> byte-range support into Apache (saves us the trouble of doing it
> ourselves), I will (probably) veto introduction of such code into the
> Apache distribution until the Range stuff is worked out wrt HTTP/1.1,
> especially the cache validation stuff. I haven't had time to go over
> all 164 pages (ack!) of the most recent draft, but it appears that
> it's not all finalized yet, so I suggest we wait. I'd hate to have the
> most popular web server in the world have a non-conforming
> implementation of something like this. (although the maker's the of
> the world's most popular web *browser* don't seem to have a problem
> doing it...)
> 
> Yes?

My intention was to a) confirm that their implementation was good and
b) canvass opinion as to whether it should be included in the code (perhaps
conditionally).

Given that most of the world's browser support it, it doesn't particularly make
sense to rule it out absolutely.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
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