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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] support for http range requests
  • From: Marcus Hüwe <suse-tux@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:57:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <20091014155743.GC3345@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2009-10-14 16:34:56 +0200, Adrian Schröter wrote:
Am Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2009 16:28:19 schrieb Michael Schroeder:
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 04:21:11PM +0200, Marcus Hüwe wrote:
what about adding http range request support [1] to the backend? After I
comitted r8169 ("get only the last N bytes of a logfile") last week darix
suggested to use the http "Range" header instead of the "start" and "end"
query parameters. The advantage of using the range header is that it is
already part of the protocol and the range header isn't limited to the
"getlogfile()" function (we can use it whenever a file is replied).

Dunno, I don't see so many use cases. For the log file, I'd rather
have "give me the last 1000 lines" instead of bytes.

Yes, me too.

Yes that sounds cool and especially more "userfriendly". The question is if
something like that should be implemented in the backend or in the client
(which could use the "Range" header to find the last N lines). If the backend
would support it, the client would just need to pass a "lines" query parameter
to the request (=> no extra code for the webclient, osc etc.).

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