Response Code 206


#1

i notice the response code for my website at whois.sc is 206. http://www.whois.sc/mywebstartup.com.

i understand the normal code is 200 (OK). I google code 206 which means partial content, but don’t quite understand why i’m getting code 206.

hope u guys can enlighten me :slight_smile:


#2

Partial content means just that: the web client asked for part of the content, not the whole thing. Besides being used by download managers (think pause/resume download as well as a speed trick) it could also be used by clients to cap downloads (eg limit to 10k in the event the url is to an image file instead of an html document).

You’d have to ask someone who wrote the client software why it would ask for partial content, but the HTTP 1.1 Spec does say if a client specifies a range of bytes to download, the status code will be 206 instead of 200:
RFC 2616 HTTP/1.1 14.35 Range

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#3

funny that whois.sc is asking for partial content only.

actually i was curious becoz i submitted my site to google a month ago and it’s not been indexed yet. so i was wondering if the status code has something to do with it.

trying to eliminate all possibilities :slight_smile: