Re: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (3931)

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Mon, 24 March 2014 15:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6265 (3931)
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> Semyon, you appear to be adding a requirement that parsers pay
> attention to the weekday token, where the documented algorithm
> specifically ignores it.  And, yet, at the same time you say in your
> note that it's insignificant and can be ignored -- which is exactly
> what the documented algorithm does.  Further, all your change does is
> require the parser to recognize that it found a weekday and set a flag
> that's never used.
>
> I don't understand why you think this was an error.  Can you explain that?

Closing the loop: Semyon explained off list that as he'd read the
algorithm, he thought it would trip over the weekday specification,
where he now sees that it actually has the flexibility to ignore
tokens it doesn't care about, and to handle tokens in any order.

I will mark the report "Rejected", and include an explanation of the
confusion, in case other readers have a similar question.

Barry