Re: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (4044)

Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com> Sun, 06 July 2014 15:57 UTC

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From: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 08:56:50 -0700
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Subject: Re: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (4044)
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I don't think we should accept this errata.  This errata adds
non-normative text that isn't strictly correct.

Adam


On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 7:39 AM, RFC Errata System
<rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>; wrote:
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6265,
> "HTTP State Management Mechanism".
>
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=6265&eid=4044
>
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Pierre Lepropre <plepropre@gmail.com>;
>
> Section: 5.3
>
> Original Text
> -------------
> Otherwise:
>
>    Set the cookie's persistent-flag to false.
>
>    Set the cookie's expiry-time to the latest representable
>    date.
>
>
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> Otherwise:
>
>    Set the cookie's persistent-flag to false.
>
>    Set the cookie's expiry-time to the latest representable
>    date. This is a best-effort approach to ensure that the cookie
>    will effectively expire when "the current session is over"
>    (as defined by the user agent) and not anytime before.
>
> Notes
> -----
> The second action item isn't necessarily obvious for an implementer/reader. If I got the intention right, then I believe it might improve the "user-friendly" rating of this document. Otherwise, it might still be beneficial to explicit a bit the reasoning behind that action.
>
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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