RFC 7233, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Range Requests", June 2014Source of RFC: httpbis (app)
Errata ID: 5620
Status: Held for Document Update
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Armin Abfalterer
Date Reported: 2019-02-01
Held for Document Update by: Barry Leiba
Date Held: 2020-11-13
Section 4.2 says:
Content-Range = byte-content-range / other-content-range other-content-range = other-range-unit SP other-range-resp other-range-resp = *CHAR
Due to the loose definition of "other-content-range" invalid "byte content range" values are possible.
For example, following invalid header value is not valid according to "byte-content-range" (as "complete-length" or "*" is missing) but is yet allowed by "other-content-range".
Content-Range: bytes 42-1233/
The problem might be solved by excluding "bytes-unit" in "other-range-unit".