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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Unicode normalization (was Re: The 1.0 Thread)
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:51:00 GMT
On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Noah Slater<nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:38:51AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
>> As I read the original email about Content-MD5 is that they are
>> specifically *not* for document revisions because then we'd have to do
>> canonicalization.
>
> I thought the whole point was to replace the current revision code with MD5
> hashes so that the document revisions are deterministic. If we cant do this,
> what is the point of this whole exercise?
>
>> But the RFC specifically states that the Content-MD5 is applied to the
>> canonical version.
>
> This tripped me up at first too. The RFC is talking about the MIME canonical
> version. If you re-read, you'll see that this is about newline normalisation,
> and other sundry details of the transport encoding.
>

Oh sweet. I kept reading "model of MIME" to mean something like
"canonical version according the content-type".

> Best,
>
> --
> Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater
>

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