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Re: Link header is representation metadata?

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:24:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4D487A1E.5040909@webr3.org>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2011, at 11:50 AM, Nathan wrote:
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> On 12.10.2010 01:02, Nathan wrote:
>>>> I'm looking for a quick bit of guidance on whether the Link header would
>>>> class as representation metadata 
>>> The Link header spec says "entity header", which is the terminology we used in HTTPbis until draft 10; so I think it's supposed to fall into the same class as "Content-Language", for example.
>> Sorry but I need to come back to this one, can I get a definitive answer (please :)) on whether the Link header is representation metadata (like Content-Type), or not?
> 
> It is sometimes metadata. Some of those times it is representation
> metadata, like Content-Type, whereas in other times it can be
> resource metadata, like Vary.
> 
> And occasionally it is just part of the representation, though that
> tends to confuse people who think data == body and headers == meta.
> 
> What the link is for depends entirely on the rel value.

Thanks Roy, that's exactly the answer I was hoping for!

Best,

Nathan
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 21:26:50 GMT

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