Re: [squid-users] persistent http with pushback

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:31:07 -0700 (MST)

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> On Wednesday 20 February 2002 21:59, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> > Not exactly. HTTP does use/document multipart content in the
> > context of HTTP Ranges. A proxy may interpret multipart content
> > (e.g., for the purpose of caching or merging ranges).
> Not exacly. A partial response (206 reply) is not multipart content,
> only multiple ranges of the same content.

Appendix 19.2 of RFC 2616 defines multipart content type
(multipart/byteranges) for message bodies. That content type is used
for some 206 responses (which a proxy may be interested in

Moreover, the presense of multipart/byteranges type affects message
length calculation and, hence, has direct influence on any HTTP/1.1
implementation (section 4.4 of the RFC) regardless of whether one
wants to manipulate ranges.

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