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Name Media Hash List
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1765
Classification Text (Structured)
Description The Media Hash List (MHL) standard specifies how a common inventory list of a folder’s content looks like. The Media Hash List specification ensures that the complete source media is transferred without any alterations. MHL is an XML format, that lists all the files in a folder and all of its subfolders as well as the corresponding checksums. This list is accompanied by additional information about the creation of the MHL file. The MHL file comprehends all the information necessary to tell if the folder structure or any of the contained files was modified since the MHL file was created.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 26 Aug 2022
Source description  
Last updated 26 Aug 2022
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