Re: Byte ranges -- formal spec proposal

Vania Joloboff (
Thu, 18 May 1995 13:37:29 +0500

> Any thought on how this should interect with dynamic computed documents
> (CGI-bin scripts)? Supporting range addressing of computed documents
> would require either re-computation on each fetch, or caching. If
> re-computed, how do you guarantee consistancy? Imagine fetching a
> document one byte at a time that contains the server's load average.

Are you suggesting that instead of an addressing schema,
one should focus instead on a naming schema for parts,
the mapping of which would be left to the server ?

That is, servers could provide part identifiers
instead of part addresses, and client could query
those identifiers.


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