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Re: Proposal: Checksum header or method

From: Mordechai T. Abzug <mabzug1@gl.umbc.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 10:16:45 -0400 (EDT)
To: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.950727101435.6215B-100000@elg08.gl.umbc.edu>
On Wed, 26 Jul 1995 Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no wrote:

> The content-MD5 document, RFC 1544, describes exactly such a header.
> Is this what you are looking for?

Yes.  However, it's optional, and in fact, I've never seen it included
with any HTTP-generated header.  It would be nice if such a mechanism were
formally included as part of the reply to a HEAD request, not for purposes
of error-chjecking, but merely to know if the document has changed. 

			     -Mordechai T. Abzug
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