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Re: usage of 'resource' vs 'representation' in HTML 5, CSS, HTML 4, SVG, ...

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:25:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4B2112FB.5000601@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> But I get the impression that the HTML 5 spec discusses caching, 
>> expiry/time-to-live, refreshing pages, messages to worker threads, and 
>> that sort of thing, yes? In that case, I don't think you can use this 
>> time-flattened worldview.
> I don't see why not... even with caching, it's still the bits that have 
> times-to-live and are cached, etc; similarly with refreshing, and 
> messages across Windows, etc -- it's always in terms of concrete 
> resources, not anything abstract.

It's in terms of responses (entities), which include a bag-of-bits (the 
body), plus metadata (where the metadata is not only caching 
information, right?).

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 10 December 2009 15:26:32 UTC

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