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Byte Range Retrieval Extension to HTTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (http WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Professor John Franks , Ari Luotonen
Last updated 1996-02-22
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


It is possible in Web clients to interrupt the connection before the data transfer has finished. As a result the client may have partial documents or images loaded into its memory. It would be useful to be able to request the server to return the missing portion of the document only, instead of retransferring the entire file, if the page is re-entered later.


Professor John Franks
Ari Luotonen

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