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Re: Standardizing Firefox's Implementation of Link Fingerprints

From: Edward Lee <edilee@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:49:54 -0700
Message-ID: <dc07ed930707101449l2b8e2116y7201dab5ec835f1e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

On 7/2/07, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> Adding metadata to a URI that is orthogonal to its identifying purpose
> duplicates the space of references and splits the power of the resulting
> resources.

Link Fingerprints are used to identify a particular version of a
resource; if the Link Fingerprint does not match up, it's as if the
resource was not found. In that sense, it strengthens the URI's
ability to identify resources.

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