[whatwg] What is not possible with HTML5

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jun 24 07:51:14 PDT 2010

On 24.06.2010 16:03, Marques Johansson wrote:
> I would like to see a standardization of HTTP streaming, not
> necessarily "adaptive streaming" - but that could also be useful.
> The HTTP spec is vague or incomplete on behaviors related to partial requests.
> ...

If you think that there is a bug in the HTTP spec then by all means 
check out the latest drafts, and in doubt report this on the HTTPbis 
WG's mailing list (pointers: <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/>).

That being said: a missing feature is not the same thing as a bug or 
"vagueness". My understanding is that range requests are truly optional, 
and thus a server is not supposed to send a partial response unless the 
client requested it.

Best regards, Julian

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