[uf-discuss] Proposal for MD5/SHA-1 hash microformat
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 17:52:35 PST 2006
On 2/15/06, anthony l. bryan <albryan at comcast.net> wrote:
> Great to hear from you. I think you've hit upon a big idea in the
> application of a hash microformat. I know about enclosures, but doubt I
> would have made the connection. I'm sure there are other applications too.
> Checksums are not very exciting to people, but I think whats holding them
> back is that they are not automated. I mean, why not take advantage of them?
> Do you mind if I add your name & this to the wiki?
Sure, go ahead.
> In fact, I do think it is worth pursuing. And can be useful in alot of
> other situations (beyond just this one).
> For example, with RSS and Atom feeds, we have something called an
> "enclosure". With an "enclosure" you are being told that this file (that
> the enclosure points to) is "attached" to this item. (And that you might
> want to go and download it.)
> Now, having checksum information (like a MD5 checksum) could be very useful
> for this. Especially in the context of hAtom -- the Microformat variation
> of Atom. And the rel-enclosure Microformat.
> So, if we combined the two -- combined this semantic HTML for "downloading"
> and rel-enclosure -- then we might get something like this:
> <span class="download">
> <a rel="bookmark enclosure" href="..."> Download OOo</a>
> <span class="checksum
> And this becomes even more powerfull.
> Note that I've added "enclosure" to the "rel" attribute of the <a> element.
> This could be used in other Microformats and semantic HTML too.
> See ya
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
> charles @ reptile.ca
> supercanadian @ gmail.com
> developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
> Make Television
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com
developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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