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Re: i69: Clarify "Requested Variant" [was: New "200 OK" status codes, PATCH & PROPFIND]

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 03:35:21 +1300
Message-ID: <47B30029.6040505@qbik.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> I've only seen a few responses to one aspect of this, so I'll restate 
>> as a set of proposals.
>> ...
>> PROPOSAL: Remove 'requested variant' from terminology and define 
>> 'selected representation' as (roughly): "The representation that 
>> would be returned by the server if the request method were GET, 
>> taking into consideration selecting headers, as specified by the Vary 
>> header's payload."
> +1

Quick question (hopefully) - what's the difference between 
"representation" in this case and "entity"?  I feel I'm missing something.

I like the reinforcement that it's the provider (server) that chooses 
what to provide.


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