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Re: libcurl - sample code for multiple out of order range requests from same url

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:31:33 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 31 Jul 2017, Steve Williams wrote:

> Thanks Ray. I got something working that will do for now but not a fan of
> the non-deterministic nature of range request responses.
> Realize this is an http standards committee issue rather than anything curl
> specific. curl handles the protocol as best it can.

HTTP ranges were defined that way from the start. For example, sites that
generate their responses on the fly could have a really hard time to support
byte ranges, so the protocol doesn't mandate servers to support it.

A bit unfortunate, sure, but now a fact of life...

Received on 2017-08-01