Dan99 - 4:41 pm on Sep 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
You're right. It is, in fact, very funny that the last request wasn't an odd size. I had wondered about that. Does this mean that the requester killed the request before it was complete? In fact, now that I look more carefully, most, but not all of the time I get these long strings of fractionally served requests, the last GET is NOT an odd size. That is a bit strange.
ppt is Powerpoint. I believe you can get an App for iPhone that displays those files, but iPhones do not do so by themselves. Not sure how common it is for other portable devices to display ppts files. I'm assuming they don't, and that's why, if these are requests from portable devices, no one is requesting them. (I get plenty of requests for ppt file, but those are served in one or a few GETs.)
Now, these multiple requests don't really take a lot of effort from my server, but they sure do add a load of crap to my log files.