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Re: Digesting the digest...

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 15:56:07 -0600 (CST)
To: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@trusted.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960228155009.26502A@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
On Wed, 28 Feb 1996, Peter J Churchyard wrote:

> Once you start digesting entity (bodies , headers) is is very important
> to be specific about the canonical form of the data that is being 
> digested.
> 
> Other other RFC's (PEM and or MOSS) have their own specs. It should be made
> clear how transfer codings etc do/don't impact. No canonical EOL for text/*
> types etc.
> 
> Hopefully if we make it clear then it will be implemented in a consistant 
> way. 
> 

There is also the issue of Proxies changing headers.  We need to be 
very careful here.  That may have been why it was just entity-body
before.  It would be nice to be able to define this in terms of HTTP/1.1
defined things.


John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University
		john@math.nwu.edu
Received on Wednesday, 28 February 1996 14:00:07 EST

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