Server-parsed Fragments

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This is an HTTP request header which allows the media fragment to be transmitted verbatim to the server.


When a Fragment request is handled by a compliant HTTP server, it is acknowledged by the response header:


the value of which is a serialization/canonicalization of the actual fragment provided by the server.

This must also be accompanied by a Vary: response header for Fragment:

   Vary: Fragment

Interaction with Range

If part of the fragment is converted to a Range request header, that portion MUST NOT be included in the Fragment request header. See HTTP_Examples#Conversion_of_Fragment_to_Range for examples.


Handling of fragment identifiers in redirected URLs