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> Ok, so I'm working on finishing up the basic link extensions draft.
> The Security Considerations are currently TBD. I wanted to take a
> moment to solicit input on appropriate security considerations for
> these optional, advisory extension attributes.
> One in particular... hash digest are often used as a simple means of
> verifying that data has not been modified while in transit.. hash
> digests contained within an atom:link cannot be used for that purpose.
> Rather, the hash attribute is used to express the state of the linked
> resource at a given point in time so that a feed consumer can detect
> whether or not the resource has been modified since the link was
That sounds more like an Entity Tag (which are often but not always
generated using hashes), so do we really mean an Entity Tag or is
there a reason to restrict this to just using hashes ?
> Other than that, there really shouldn't be any further security
> concerns with regards to the link extensions.. but I welcome being
> corrected on that :-) Thoughts?