A nice, clear, complete proposal. As you say, this could be done as a
server-private mechanism, but there's no reason why everybody
shouldn't do it the same way.
A couple nits:
> * The first byte in file is byte number 1.
Blech. I'd rather it were 0. No biggie.
> MULTIPLE URL PARAMETERS
> If at some point there will be multiple simultaneous URL parameters,
> they should be separated by the ampersand character (just like
> multiple values are encoded in the FORM request).
The ampersand character has odd interactions with SGML entity
reference syntax in HTML.
has to be written:
I suggest you separate parameters with ';' in stead:
Save everybody a little grief.