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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: Fixing Ranges
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:15:24 GMT
On 8/25/2011 3:05 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> For us to be able to control the number of overlaps, ranges,
> etc will require an API bump to add an entry to server_rec.
> Are we sure we want to do that for 2.2 or save that for trunk?

Let's -not- overload server_rec.

First, it's per-dir... it would be entirely sensible for us to
allow backwards-broken clients to access particular sorts of docs
in bizzaro ways (.pdf for example), denying stupid ranges on all
other documents (particularly generated/proxied content).

And there are probably going to be few overrides... set it up
globally and forget it, except for the edge cases.

But I suggest instead of abusing core config, let's create one
config section for byterange, which will not break binary ABI,
and should be infrequently merged.

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