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Re: Standardizing Firefox's Implementation of Link Fingerprints

From: Edward Lee <edilee@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:58:09 -0700
Message-ID: <dc07ed930707101458h19f7c4b3of5b39204f94f9b5b@mail.gmail.com>
To: LMM@acm.org
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 7/3/07, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org> wrote:
> You could, instead, define a new URI scheme, e.g.,
> hashcheck:sha256:abc123:http://site.com/file

One main advantage of the proposed Link Fingerprints syntax is that it
is backwards compatible and abides by the URI Generic Syntax. This
allows user agents that don't recognize the Link Fingerprints to
continue to retrieve resources correctly (they just remove the
#fragment-id when requesting). This also satisfies the common case
where Link Fingerprints do not result in a mismatch.

Ed
Received on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 21:58:13 GMT

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