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Re: i109: Clarify entity / representation / variant terminology

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2008 16:02:16 +0200
Message-ID: <48245968.1050500@gmx.de>
To: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Stefan Eissing wrote:
> For me, "entity" is part of the message and "representation" is part of 
> the resource. So, for my (probably soon corrected by the big guns here) 
> incomplete gut-http-feeling, it makes sense to say things like: The 
> representation of a resource is transferred as the entity in a HTTP 
> response message.


But not every entity transferred over HTTP is a representation of a 
resource. Example: the response body sent with a 404 status.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 9 May 2008 14:02:57 UTC

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