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Re: Protocol Action: The Content-MD5 Header Field to Draft Standard

1995-07-11 07:43:08
fontaine(_at_)sri(_dot_)ucl(_dot_)ac(_dot_)be (Alain Fontaine (Post master, 
UCL)) writes:
Why object ? Is not the MD5 computed on the BODY of the entity ?

No, the "body" is the result of applying the content transfer encoding
to the "object".  The MD5 is computed *before* the content transfer
encoding is applied.

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