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Digest Fields

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Digest Fields' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-digest-headers-13.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Digest Fields'
  (draft-ietf-httpbis-digest-headers-13.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the HTTP Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Francesca Palombini.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

   This document defines HTTP fields that support integrity digests.
   The Content-Digest field can be used for the integrity of HTTP
   message content.  The Repr-Digest field can be used for the integrity
   of HTTP representations.  Want-Content-Digest and Want-Repr-Digest
   can be used to indicate a sender's interest and preferences for
   receiving the respective Integrity fields.

   This document obsoletes RFC 3230 and the Digest and Want-Digest HTTP

Working Group Summary

   This document enjoyed broad discussion and two Working Group Last Calls.
   There were some philosophical differences about how backwards-compatible we
   should be, but we came to consensus.

Document Quality

   There are some early implementations underway, and more have expressed interest.
   The document has had involvement from security folks, but might benefit from the SecDir
   review as well. HTTP examples have been validated.


   Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd. Francesca Palombini is the Responsible Area Director.

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