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Re: Idea for securityfix in HTML

From: Xatr0z <xatr0z@home.nl>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 16:57:32 +0100
Message-ID: <002701c28d88$dfd76860$44b479d9@emmen1.dr.home.nl>
To: "Toby Inkster" <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Cc: <www-forms@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>, <www-html-editor@w3.org>

[snip]

> | What do you feel about the idea to create a attribute which allows the
> | client to send an (MD5) checksum of the file, to determine if the
> | transport went well?
>
> This is already a feature of HTTP (see the "Content-MD5" header) -- it's
just not been implemented in most (any?) browsers.
>
> It does not require any adjustments to HTML though.

I agre on that one, I didn't read all RFC's about this subject but I haven't
seen it in HTTP requests.

What do you think about the idea in the same message you quoted?:

>Another idea, maybe make something like a "checksum" value in the type
>attribute in the  <INPUT> tag, which takes a checksum of all data?


Regards,

D. Willems "Xatr0z" <xatr0z at users dot sourceforge dot net>
Received on Saturday, 16 November 2002 10:59:24 GMT

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