Acrobat byte ranges (was: Netscape /Squid2patch2 /mime ?)

From: David J Woolley <>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 14:10:11 +0100

> It seems that some browsers pass a partial file to the acrobat
> reader. This causes browser and machine lock ups.

Acrobat deliberately issues byte range requests to enable it to
display an initial screen without reading the whole file. There
should be no x- in the media type. Squid 2.0pl2 has
multipart/byteranges in the source, but not x-byteranges.

Conclusions: the server is broken.

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