[http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (4043)

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Subject: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (4043)
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The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6265,
"HTTP State Management Mechanism".

You may review the report below and at:

Type: Technical
Reported by: Pierre Lepropre <plepropre@gmail.com>;

Section: 5.1.4

Original Text
The user agent MUST use an algorithm equivalent to the following
algorithm to compute the default-path of a cookie:

Corrected Text
The user agent MUST use an algorithm equivalent to the following
algorithm to compute the default value for a cookie-path 
(and thereby matching the server-side semantics as defined in

The term "default-path" is not formally defined before and is quite misleading for the reader 
  A. going through the section 5.1.4 as it's only used there once and not again
     until section 5.2.4 (once again) and 5.3 (once again).
  B. not being a native English speaker

Furthermore, the true meaning of the "default-path" only appears sometime after at section 5.2.4 where it's finally bound altogether. Therefore, my personal recommendation would be to also replace the other occurrences of the "default-path" terms by "default cookie-path"

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RFC6265 (draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-23)
Title               : HTTP State Management Mechanism
Publication Date    : April 2011
Author(s)           : A. Barth
Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
Source              : HTTP State Management Mechanism
Area                : Applications
Stream              : IETF
Verifying Party     : IESG