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Jan 5, 2013, 4:02:19 AM (7 years ago)
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fielding@…
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(editorial) further clarify that a representation might be old

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p2-semantics.html

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    843843         which one can observe and act upon such a thing only through the communication of messages to some independent actor on the
    844844         other side, then we need an abstraction to represent ("take the place of") the current or desired state of that thing in our
    845          communications. We call that abstraction a "<dfn>representation</dfn>" <a href="#REST" id="rfc.xref.REST.1"><cite title="Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures">[REST]</cite></a>.
    846       </p>
    847       <p id="rfc.section.3.p.2">For the purposes of HTTP, a <dfn>representation</dfn> is information that reflects the current or desired state of a given resource, in a format that can be readily communicated
    848          via the protocol, consisting of a set of representation metadata and a potentially unbounded stream of representation data.
     845         communications. We call that abstraction a representation <a href="#REST" id="rfc.xref.REST.1"><cite title="Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures">[REST]</cite></a>.
     846      </p>
     847      <p id="rfc.section.3.p.2">For the purposes of HTTP, a "<dfn>representation</dfn>" is information that is intended to reflect a past, current, or desired state of a given resource, in a format that can be
     848         readily communicated via the protocol, and that consists of a set of representation metadata and a potentially unbounded stream
     849         of representation data.
    849850      </p>
    850851      <h2 id="rfc.section.3.1"><a href="#rfc.section.3.1">3.1</a>&nbsp;<a id="representation.metadata" href="#representation.metadata">Representation Metadata</a></h2>
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