Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Range Requests
draft-ietf-httpbis-p5-range-26

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 24 and is now closed.

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(Barry Leiba) Yes

(Jari Arkko) No Objection

(Richard Barnes) No Objection

Comment (2013-12-18 for -25)
COMMENT 1:
In Section 3.2: It would be helpful to clarify that the interpretation of the date in an If-Range header is effectively the same as with If-Unmodified-Since.

NEW: "When an HTTP-date value is present in an If-Range header field, the precondition verified by the server is that the representation has not changed since that date (as with the If-Unmodified-Since)."


COMMENT 2:
In Section 6.1: This may be outlandish, but is it possible that in some cases, requesting bytes past the end of a file might cause a buffer overflow or similar?

(Stewart Bryant) No Objection

Benoit Claise No Objection

Spencer Dawkins No Objection

(Adrian Farrel) No Objection

(Stephen Farrell) No Objection

Comment (2013-12-18 for -25)
- 3.2: Is an HTTP-date value a valid value for an entity-tag?
If so, I assume that an If-Range value is interpreted as a
date. Do you need to say that?

(Brian Haberman) No Objection

(Joel Jaeggli) No Objection

(Pete Resnick) No Objection

(Martin Stiemerling) No Objection

(Sean Turner) No Objection

Comment (2013-12-19 for -25)
 *) I'll not repeats the OWS discuss point from p1.  If it gets changed there I assume it will get changed here.  If not then this can be ignored.

0) Abstract: Maybe would add stateless in front of protocol in the description.

1) s2.1: might be good to have the ABNF match the text;

 The last-byte-pos value gives the
   byte-offset of the last byte, which is OPTIONAL, in the range; that is, the byte
   positions specified are inclusive. 

2) s5.4.1: Please add a pointer to the sec cons of this draft instead of "none".