Bugzilla – Bug 7687
Use "representation" instead of "resource" in section 6.9
Last modified: 2010-10-04 14:45:29 UTC
Application cache uses the term resource where it really talks about the bits fetched from the network for a resource, which are called representations in RFC 2616. The spec should be consistent with HTTP because of its dependency on HTTP.
RFC2616 is the one unnecessarily introducing new terminology here. A resource is a bag of bits, and HTML5 consistently uses that term throughout.
Mike, it appears this one needs to be escalated.
HTTP's definition of resource vs representation has stood since 1996 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1945#section-1.2). Even if HTML5 consistently uses resource in place of representation, it is incorrect to do so since those reading HTTP in conjunction with HTML5 would be confused.
escalated to tracker:
Now that this is a tracker issue, I'm moving the status for this bug here back to Resolved
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