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Re: [whatwg] checksum attribute in a href tag

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:01:09 +0200
To: "A. Rauschenbach" <rauschenbach@annuo.de>
Message-ID: <20121019140109.667b34fb@desudesudesu>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
"A. Rauschenbach" <rauschenbach@annuo.de> schrieb am Fri, 19 Oct 2012
13:50:04 +0200:

> I'm sick of coping the checksum of important files by hand or QR-code 
> to the download manager or console.
> 
> To solve the problem I suggest a checksum attribute in the <a href> 
> tag.

It seems that problem is solved at the HTTP level with RFC 1864:
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1864>

> Another advantage is that your visitors (browser) can verify that the 
> document (e.g. a pdf) you linked to is still the same.

Cool URIs should not change.

-- 
Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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