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Re: Standardizing Firefox's Implementation of Link Fingerprints

From: Edward Lee <edilee@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 18:37:43 -0700
Message-ID: <dc07ed930707021837r7dcefa75r5bcd97bcd90a1407@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 7/2/07, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> The same task can be accomplished better by specifying the hash
> in an attribute of the link/anchor instead
Link Fingerprints allow for fingerprint checks for all resource
requests and not just links from anchor tags. For example, embedded
content like images or objects or scripts can be checked as well.

Internally, Link Fingerprints can be used by applications requesting
resources not necessarily in the context of HTML such as downloading
patches or updates without needing to re-implement this verification
step at a higher-than-network level.

> deploying that is far less likely to confuse existing clients.
There is the potential for clients getting confused by a string it
doesn't understand, but in those cases, the client would likely do
nothing - as if there was no fragment identifier used for the URI.

Ed
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 01:37:50 GMT

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