[Ndn-lib] Firefox add-on using native SHA256

Jeff Thompson jeff at thefirst.org
Mon Mar 18 21:51:04 PDT 2013

Hello.  Because the Firefox add-on was slow due to using JavaScript to 
compute the SHA256 content digest, I had disabled the digest 
computation.  But I just enabled digest computation using the XPCOM 
native (C++) crypto library, and there is no perceivable slow-down. 
(This is the 21st century and we're not supposed to be afraid of hashing 

Always computing the content digest enables saving the content digest in 
the link for later comparison.  (I'll add this to the NDN Toolbar soon.)

Thank you,
- Jeff T

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