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RFC 5854 on The Metalink Download Description Format

The Metalink RFC is finished. It varies slightly from the earlier
community version. About 7 programs currently support it.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RFC 5854 on The Metalink Download Description Format
Date: Tue,  1 Jun 2010 12:38:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
To: ietf-announce@ietf.org, rfc-dist@rfc-editor.org
CC: rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

       RFC 5854

       Title:      The Metalink Download Description Format
       Author:     A. Bryan, T. Tsujikawa,
                   N. McNab, P. Poeml
       Status:     Standards Track
       Stream:     IETF
       Date:       June 2010
       Mailbox:    anthonybryan@gmail.com,
                   neil@nabber.org,  peter@poeml.de
       Pages:      39
       Characters: 72641
       Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

       I-D Tag:    draft-bryan-metalink-28.txt

       URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5854.txt

This document specifies Metalink, an XML-based download description
format.  Metalink describes download locations (mirrors),
cryptographic hashes, and other information.  Clients can
transparently use this information to reliably transfer files.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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