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Re: FW: Digest mess

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 10:52:20 -0800
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9801051100.aa29375@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>One other reason: HTTP/1.1 includes the Content-MD5 header, which
>specifies the use of base64.  Content-MD5 is optional (and perhaps
>not even particularly useful?), but its use of base64 is presumably
>a settled decision.

Yep, a MIME inheritance.  It turns out that Content-MD5 is not useful
at all for HTTP/1.1, since the combination of the error-free transport
layer and length-delimited content is sufficient.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 5 January 1998 11:28:07 EST

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