Re: ID for Immutable

Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com> Sat, 29 October 2016 12:47 UTC

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On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Kari Hurtta <hurtta-ietf@elmme-mailer.org>
wrote:

> And anyway even MD5 is good enough for this purpose. Something like



rfc 2616 content-md failed before md5-the-algotrithm aged-out for unrelated
reasons.

no need to yoke that complexity to immutable - the fact that it is
trivially deployable gives the standards based approach some hope (and at
least 4 implementations already of a -00). The alternative to a too-complex
reject standard is a set of heuristics in clients that don't behave
consistently across the Internet.