On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 08:41:25AM +0000, Miles Sabin wrote: > I disagree. Abstract Resources aren't needed for HTTP caching. Nothing > would break if you thought of it as operating in terms of entities with > URIs telling a cache where to go to get a fresh entity when the current > one is stale. Try to explain the role of the HTTP Vary header, without saying "resource", "thing", "that which a URI identifies", or the equivalent. You can't, because in order to discuss the relationship between representations, you need more than the URI; you need the concept of the thing that is identified by that URI. MB -- Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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