Re: [Json] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC8259 (5355)

"Matthew A. Miller" <linuxwolf+ietf@outer-planes.net> Fri, 11 May 2018 18:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC8259 (5355)
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Similarly to errata 5354[1], I think this also ought to be rejected.


- m&m

Matthew A. Miller
[1] Thread starting with <
https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/json/ldojFA4eUi78AyON5L8QjzG2-vU >


On 18/05/10 00:46, RFC Errata System wrote:
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC8259,
> "The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format".
> 
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5355
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
> 
> Section: 6
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> Note that when such software is used, numbers that are integers and
> are in the range [-(2**53)+1, (2**53)-1] are interoperable in the
> sense that implementations will agree exactly on their numeric
> values.
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> Note that when such software is used, numbers that are integers and
> are in the range [-(2**53), (2**53)] are interoperable in the
> sense that implementations will agree exactly on their numeric
> values.
> 
> Notes
> -----
> The limit is presumably derived from ECMAScript which says:
> 
> "The value of Number.MAX_SAFE_INTEGER is the largest integer n such that n and n + 1 are both exactly representable as a Number value"
> 
> However, Number.MAX_SAFE_INTEGER is 9007199254740991 ((2*53)-1) making n+1 (2**53) the largest exactly representable Number value
> 
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> 
> --------------------------------------
> RFC8259 (draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-04)
> --------------------------------------
> Title               : The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format
> Publication Date    : December 2017
> Author(s)           : T. Bray, Ed.
> Category            : INTERNET STANDARD
> Source              : Javascript Object Notation Update
> Area                : Applications and Real-Time
> Stream              : IETF
> Verifying Party     : IESG
>