> Dave Raggett writes:
> [...]
 >>   11) Defined semantics for metainformation
 >>       o Title, Link, Base, Content-MD5, Content-Language, etc.
>                               ***********
> Sorry If I'm completly off base but could this be changed
> into "Content-Checksum:". I'd rather not tie MD5 particular
> *algorithm* to the general 'checksum' *functionality*, (just in case
> MD6 pops out in few monthes for instance...) {Though I currently use
> MD5 as the algorithm currently}

No, we are not going to replace a well-defined proposed standard with
a newly-defined invention.  Using separate header fields for different
algorithms is just as applicable (and easier to parse) as any
parameterized generic header field.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056

Received on Thursday, 2 November 1995 18:39:25 UTC