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entities vs. resources

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 06:06:56 -0800 (PST)
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
cc: "'Daniel W. Connolly'" <connolly@beach.w3.org>, "'Jim Whitehead'" <ejw@rome.ICS.UCI.EDU>, "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.95.961031060034.19154H-100000@shellx.best.com>
I quote the HTTP/1.1 draft. sec. 1.3

resource
A network data objecxt or service that can be identified by a URI, as
defined in section 3.2. Resources may be available in multiple
representation (e.g., multiple languages, data formats, size, resolutions)
or vary in other ways.

entity
The information trnsferred as the payload of a request or response. An
entity consists of meta-information in the the form of entity-header fields
and content in the form of an entity-body, as described in section 7.

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Received on Thursday, 31 October 1996 09:13:50 GMT

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