Silent failure when only specify GetBlobOptions's RangeEnd property #79

jcookems opened this Issue May 19, 2012 · 1 comment

2 participants


It is an error on the server if you specify a range end without a range start, but it is OK to have a start without an end.

However, the service API does hides this fact by silently ignoring range end if there is no range start. Silently changing what the user intended is not good.

The simplest fix would be to allow the bad condition to flow through to the server, and let it complain. This can be accomplished by making this change in, in

 public static Builder addOptionalRangeHeader(Builder builder, Long rangeStart, Long rangeEnd) {
-    if (rangeStart != null) {
-        String range = rangeStart.toString() + "-";
-        if (rangeEnd != null) {
-            range += rangeEnd.toString();
-        }
+    if (rangeStart != null || rangeEnd != null) {
+        String range = (rangeStart == null ? "" : rangeStart.toString()) + "-"
+                + (rangeEnd == null ? "" : rangeEnd.toString());
         builder = addOptionalHeader(builder, "Range", "bytes=" + range);
     return builder;

Another choice would be to try to validate in the API, but then it would be more brittle with respect to server changes.


Making P2 because the service itself silently ignores unexpected ranges. Regardless, the API should not preemptively prevent the data from reaching the server.

@gcheng gcheng closed this Jun 24, 2014
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