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[whatwg] hash Attribute

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 17:23:41 +0000
Message-ID: <4553641D.5060204@mozilla.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> If the idea is that UAs that implement this would stop you from using the 
> file if the checksum didn't match, then this would just cause users to use 
> browsers _without_ this feature to download files, since those browsers 
> wouldn't complain about data corruption. "It works when I use IE to 
> download the file but when I use Camari, it says 'checksum error'."

Hopefully, it would instead say:

"The file you have downloaded has been corrupted or tampered with."

[Delete File] [Keep Unsafe File]

It might even just delete it without asking you. After all, you haven't 
actually got the file you wanted - or that the person linking wanted you 
to have. If they didn't want this behaviour, they wouldn't have used a 
URL with a hash.

Received on Thursday, 9 November 2006 09:23:41 UTC

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