Byte Range Retrieval Extension to HTTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (http WG)
Last updated 1996-02-22
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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.


John Franks (
Ari Luotonen (

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