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Re: Fragments in "Location" field

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 14:02:28 -0700
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <9908151402.aa24693@paris.ics.uci.edu>
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>The fragment (or view) is a function of the media type of the representation
>chosen and hence does not have to be defined the same way across the set of
>representations available for content negotiation of any particular
>resource. For example, a fragment in HTML pointing to page 3 does not have
>to be defined the same way for PS.

A fragment is a fragment of a media type.  Content-Location refers to
the resource, not the representation of the resource as a media type.
A resource is not a media type, and therefore a fragment is not appropriate
for this field.

This is different from Location because Location is redirecting the
user agent to a different view, not identifying the resource included
in the message.

Received on Sunday, 15 August 1999 14:08:31 UTC

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