Re: Resumable Uploads

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Mon, 22 April 2013 16:17 UTC

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> Put the offset:
> 
> -- in the URI:
>    PATCH /foo?at=0020 HTTP/1.1
> -- in the Content-Type:
>    Content-Type: application/byteslice; at=0020
> 
> Thanks for the suggestions. The querystring might be the best option for something the web can use today.

Actually, I think the content-type parameter is the winner.
This doesn't require limiting the URI space/design.
It does require access to the content-type both at the sending and receiving end; maybe I'm not aware of environments where that would be a problem.
(It doesn't work for CoAP, but we have our own way of doing this.)

> So if my concerns for portability were lifted, it seems that defining a PATCH format would be the best solution? Would this list still be the right place for carrying on this discussion, or would this be a separate RFC?

I thought we just designed a complete PATCH format for resuming uploads.  Aren't we done?

Grüße, Carsten