206 Partial Content

Partial Content


The HTTP 206 Partial Content success status response code indicates that the request has succeeded and 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.

See Also

  • Spec
  • If-Range, a header that determines how to send ranges only if they have changed
  • Range, a header that determines the range request of the body in the response
  • Content-Range, a header describing the content of the body
  • Content-Type, the header that indicates the media type of the resource