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Re: ISSUE-81 (resource vs representation)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:36:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910120933470.3716@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > > I provided this in several prior emails and repeating again for your
> > > benefit. This is from step 2 of "fetching resources"
> > > 
> > > [[
> > > address of the resource from which Request-URIs are obtained
> > > ]]
> > 
> > That's a term from the HTTP spec. I agree that it's a misuse of the
> > terminology, but since HTTP is an RFC, there's no good way to do a
> > cross-reference into the spec, so I can't really do anything but just quote
> > the term to which this spec is to refer verbatim.
> > ...
> 
> What do you mean by "there's no good way to do a cross reference"? How about
> something like
> 
>  Section 5.1.2 of [RFC2616]
> 
> (assuming you want Request-URI)?

That wouldn't be a version-independent reference.

(What HTML5 is referencing here is "the address of the resource from which 
the Request-URI was obtained", a term from RFC 2616's 14.36 Referer 
section. If it was an HTML spec, I could just like straight to the ID of 
the term, but at best I can give the section number and name, which is 
very brittle.)

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