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Re: [httpRange-14] What is an Information Resource?

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 06:47:41 -0500
To: John Black <JohnBlack@kashori.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@miscoranda.com>, www-tag@w3.org, www-tag-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080108114741.GA27797@mercury.ccil.org>

John Black scripsit:

> Well, only that if I already have a copy of the tree, and it has not been 
> modified, you should have sent me "304 Not Modified" alone, rather than 
> "200" plus the tree, since there is no information in that resource for me.

You are over-interpreting 304, which only happens if an If-Modified
header or one of its relatives is present.  The normal assumption is
that the HTTP client has none of the document, so although saying all
the information is at the server end is technically an abuse of language,
it is a plausible abuse.

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