[whatwg] checksum attribute in a href tag

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Fri Oct 19 05:01:09 PDT 2012

"A. Rauschenbach" <rauschenbach at annuo.de> schrieb am Fri, 19 Oct 2012
13:50:04 +0200:

> I'm sick of coping the checksum of important files by hand or QR-code 
> to the download manager or console.
> To solve the problem I suggest a checksum attribute in the <a href> 
> tag.

It seems that problem is solved at the HTTP level with RFC 1864:

> Another advantage is that your visitors (browser) can verify that the 
> document (e.g. a pdf) you linked to is still the same.

Cool URIs should not change.

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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