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"Resource" in dictionaryRe: Content Sniffing impact on HTTPbis - #155

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:45:09 +0900
Message-ID: <4A374D85.1040307@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>


On 2009/06/14 16:36, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for the various examples of pages that do content
> negotiation.

Here are two more:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ (other versions, too)

http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset (and various other articles)


> There is an identifier, there is a server, there is
> an actual resource (by the dictionary definition, not the "newspeak"
> definition used in the HTTP spec). Why introduce another term? What else
> is there to refer to?

I just checked the online dictionary I'm usually relying on:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resource

I don't see "bag of bits" or anything close to that anywhere on that 
page. If you can point to a dictionary that includes "bag of bits" (or 
anything close to that), I'd appreciate.

In traditional computer science, the word 'resource' is most widely used 
in the field of Operating Systems (OS), where it denotes the stuff that 
the OS manages, such as memory, hard disks, processor time, printers, 
and so on.

Hope this helps,    Martin.

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