Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7230 (4838)

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de> Sun, 23 October 2016 08:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7230 (4838)
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On 2016-10-23 01:10, RFC Errata System wrote:
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC7230,
> "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing".
>
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=7230&eid=4838
>
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Etan Kissling <etan.kissling@gmail.com>
>
> Section: 4
>
> Original Text
> -------------
>    Parameters are in the form of a name or name=value pair.
>
>      transfer-parameter = token BWS "=" BWS ( token / quoted-string )
>
> Corrected Text
> --------------
>    Parameters are in the form of a name or name=value pair.
>
>      transfer-parameter = token
>                         / token BWS "=" BWS ( token / quoted-string )
>
> Notes
> -----
> The form of a name cannot be represented with the original ABNF.
> ...


That's true, but that doesn't mean it's an erratum. If's defined this 
way intentionally, and also hasn't changed compared to RFC 2616.

Best regards, Julian