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

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Subject: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (4044)
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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: 5.3

Original Text

   Set the cookie's persistent-flag to false.

   Set the cookie's expiry-time to the latest representable

Corrected Text

   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.

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