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Content-MD5 header

From: <rlgray@raleigh.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 15:23:31 EST
Message-Id: <199610071913.PAA34614@rtpdce01.raleigh.ibm.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1714
What is the (real) purpose of this header? 
The client has no way to request it, it is not a security feature, and 
connection oriented transport protocols (i.e. TCP/IP stream sockets) 
already guarantee reliable data delivery. 
Why would I want to ever generate it? 
I found no discussion in the archive on the rationale for this header, 
only arguments about what it should be called.

Thank You, 
Richard L. Gray
Received on Monday, 7 October 1996 12:23:25 UTC

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