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Re: i109: Clarify entity / representation / variant terminology

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 15:46:02 -0700
Message-Id: <EA2B305D-EB1C-42CD-8A52-CD991A2F98C5@gbiv.com>
Cc: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On May 9, 2008, at 7:02 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> But not every entity transferred over HTTP is a representation of a  
> resource. Example: the response body sent with a 404 status.

It is a representation of a 404 response.

   <http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/ 
rest_arch_style.htm#sec_5_2_1_2>

   Depending on the message control data, a given representation may
   indicate the current state of the requested resource, the desired
   state for the requested resource, or the value of some other  
resource,
   such as a representation of the input data within a client's query
   form, or a representation of some error condition for a response.

....Roy
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