Metalink/XML Clients, Publishers, and Caches

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This document specifies behavior for Metalink/XML clients, publishers, and proxy caches. Metalink XML files contain multiple download locations (mirrors and Peer-to-Peer), cryptographic hashes, digital signatures, and other information. Metalink clients can use this information to make file transfers more robust and reliable. Normative requirements for Metalink/XML clients, publishers, and proxy caches are described here.


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Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa (
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