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Content-MD5

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 1995 18:20:01 -0800
To: Laurent Demailly <dl@hplyot.obspm.fr>
Cc: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9511021820.aa20732@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> Dave Raggett writes:
> [...]
 >>   11) Defined semantics for metainformation
 >>       o Title, Link, Base, Content-MD5, Content-Language, etc.
>                               ***********
> Sorry If I'm completly off base but could this be changed
> into "Content-Checksum:". I'd rather not tie MD5 particular
> *algorithm* to the general 'checksum' *functionality*, (just in case
> MD6 pops out in few monthes for instance...) {Though I currently use
> MD5 as the algorithm currently}

No, we are not going to replace a well-defined proposed standard with
a newly-defined invention.  Using separate header fields for different
algorithms is just as applicable (and easier to parse) as any
parameterized generic header field.


 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
    http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/
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