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Re: [XBL] Loading External resources with XBL 2.0 and HTTP caching

From: Dean Jackson <dino@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:38:20 +1000
Message-Id: <8E261D89-EEE0-415C-A8F1-22FAC01B6E9E@w3.org>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>


On 06/10/2006, at 10:27 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 karl@w3.org wrote:
>>
>> # When the specification says that the resource must be loaded  
>> unless it
>> # has already been loaded, then references to the same resource  
>> (even if
>> # they are somewhat indirect, for example via HTTP redirects) must  
>> result
>> # in the same instance being reused, or shared.
>>
>> The specification doesn't specify what it means "has been already
>> loaded". Does the XBL user agent has to take into account the HTTP
>> caching rules? If yes, say so. A prefetched resource might change
>> between the time it has been prefetched and the time it is actually
>> used.
>
> Since the specification refers to _instances_, the distinction you  
> refer
> to doesn't matter.
>
> I have tried to make this clearer by explicitly saying it is the  
> Document
> instead that is shared. Let me know if you still think it is unclear.

Is this response satisfactory to you Karl?

Dean, on behalf of the WG
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2006 11:38:55 UTC

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