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Re: Revised Charter

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 1995 13:07:22 -0500
Message-Id: <199511031807.AA251712042@w3.org>
To: Laurent Demailly <dl@hplyot.obspm.fr>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>  >   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}

I would myself prefer "Content-Digest" as this is neutral with respect
to new cryptographic algorithms for message digests that aren't based
on checksums.

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