[Project_owners] Link Fingerprinting

Michael Vincent van Rantwijk mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 14:06:47 PDT 2007

Philip Chee wrote:
> On Thu, 31 May 2007 14:19:18 +0200, Brian King wrote:
>> Michael Vincent van Rantwijk wrote:
>>> Isn't this link fingerprint feature/thing going to bite Firefox users 
>>> here at mozdev.org?
>>> My point is that there is only one download link from our pages, but 
>>> there are download mirrors, of which some have proven to be slow at 
>>> times so the link fingerprint won't be correct at all times, and in that 
>>> case Firefox deletes the download file.
>>> How should this be addressed on mozdev.org?
>> Do you have a link for more information on this feature?
> FYI, this is a heads up. I just read that in the firefox 3 timeframe
> that they plan to restrict extension XPinstall only from httpS sites.

See also: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378216

> You may need to do some forward planning with the mirrors group.
> Phil

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