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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Pause stream
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:30:52 GMT
David B. Bitton wrote:
> Is there a way in the HTTP protocol for a client to pause the serving of 
> data from the server? 

Not for an individual request, but see below.

> Also, is there a way for a client to request a 
> file, starting somewhere other than the beginning?

Yes.  See the HTTP/1.1 specification for information about "Range" 
requests.  Clients can request any part or parts of the file.  For a 
large file, this could be used to break up the download into several 
smaller requests, where the client could "pause the serving of data" 
inbetween requests.

Joshua.



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