Re: [Doh] [Ext] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC8484 (6033)

Paul Hoffman <> Mon, 30 March 2020 17:24 UTC

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On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:32 PM Barry Leiba <> wrote:
> The proposed change substantively changes the text and cannot be
> approved through an errata report.  

I agree with Barry, even though I believe that what Mohamed is asking for could have been what the WG or the IETF wanted, had they seen this proposed change while the document was being developed. For example, when I read the proposed change, I thought "of course he's right about HTTP redirection"; however, I don't know if other people who are more literate about HTTP would agree.

> My inclination is "Rejected", as I
> do believe the text says what it's intended to say (so it's not an
> erratum), but I could be convinced that "held for document update" is
> better if the document editors weigh in.

"held for document update" normally indicates that the erratum is believed to be valid. We don't know that without going through WG Last Call and IETF Last Call again. Given how heavily this document was discussed before publication, I do not think it is appropriate to change it with an erratum.

I have not heard of any developer misunderstanding the current words in a way that would be fixed by this rewording. Further, the bit about HTTP redirection is a technical change (possibly an oversight, or possibly it was left out on purpose by those who understand it better). 

--Paul Hoffman