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206 Partial Content

The HTTP 206 Partial Content success status response code indicates that the request has succeeded and has the body contains the requested ranges of data, as described in the Range header of the request.

If there is only one range, the Content-Type of the whole response is set to the type of the document, and a Content-Range is provided.

If several ranges are sent back, the Content-Type is set to multipart/byteranges and each fragment covers one range, with Content-Range and Content-Type describing it.

Status

206 Partial Content

Examples

A response containing one single range:

HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2015 06:25:24 GMT
Last-Modified: Wed, 15 Nov 2015 04:58:08 GMT
Content-Range: bytes 21010-47021/47022
Content-Length: 26012
Content-Type: image/gif

... 26012 bytes of partial image data ...

A response containing several ranges:

HTTP/1.1 206 Partial Content
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2015 06:25:24 GMT
Last-Modified: Wed, 15 Nov 2015 04:58:08 GMT
Content-Length: 1741
Content-Type: multipart/byteranges; boundary=String_separator

--String_separator
Content-Type: application/pdf
Content-Range: bytes 234-639/8000

...the first range...
--String_separator
Content-Type: application/pdf
Content-Range: bytes 4590-7999/8000

...the second range
--String_separator--

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7233, section 4.1: 206 Partial Content Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Range Requests

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
206 Yes 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
206 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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