Draft of potential Internet-Draft: The "crypto" URL scheme (.txt, .html)
CryptoURLs add "crypto metadata" like content hashes and key fingerprints to normal URLs.
The resulting URLs are self-authenticating,
like SFS file names or
Cryptographically Generated Addresses.
These could be useful in:
a page could link to software binaries and include their hash
a portal could provide secure introductions to a community of sites
XML documents (e.g. extending an XML-DSIG over external references)
protocols (e.g. HTTP Redirects or LDAP Referrals)
software configuration (you could configure a client with the address and fingerprint of a server in one step)
YURLs are another approach to self-authenticating URLs.
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