Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Range Requests (RFC7233)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Jun-08
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Fielding: AUTHOR [+5]
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) clients often encounter interrupted data transfers as a result of canceled requests or dropped connections. When a client has stored a partial representation, it is desirable to request the remainder of that representation in a subsequent request rather than transfer the entire representation. Likewise, devices with limited local storage might benefit from being able to request only a subset of a larger representation, such as a single page of a very large document, or the dimensions of an embedded image.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Fielding, Ed. Request for Comments: 7233 Adobe Obsoletes: 2616 Y. Lafon, Ed. Category: Standards Track W3C ISSN: 2070-1721 J. Reschke, Ed. greenbytes June 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Range Requests
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application- level protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypertext information systems. This document defines range requests and the rules for constructing and combining responses to those requests.
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RFC 7233 HTTP/1.1 Range Requests June 2014
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