Re: [netconf] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC8040 (6342)

Andy Bierman <andy@yumaworks.com> Mon, 23 November 2020 13:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netconf] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC8040 (6342)
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On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 12:37 AM Martin Björklund <mbj+ietf@4668.se> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The issue boils down to if list keys are required in a plain patch.
> Unfortunately, the RFC doesn't specifucy this.  From a technical pow,
> list keys are not necessary.  In fact, if they are present in the
> payload, they are redundant (since they are part of the URL) (this is
> actually mentioned in the RFC).
>
> Since it isn't clearly specified, I think we must assume that the keys
> are not required.  Hence I think that this errata should be rejected.
>
> In a future version of this document, the behaviour should be
> clarified.
>
>

+1

reject this errata



>
> /martin
>
>
Andy


>
> RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org> wrote:
> > The following errata report has been submitted for RFC8040,
> > "RESTCONF Protocol".
> >
> > --------------------------------------
> > You may review the report below and at:
> > https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid6342
> >
> > --------------------------------------
> > Type: Technical
> > Reported by: Muly Ilan <muly_i@rad.com>
> >
> > Section: 4.6.1
> >
> > Original Text
> > -------------
> > To replace just the "year" field in the "album" resource (instead of
> > replacing the entire resource with the PUT method), the client might
> > send a plain patch as follows:
> > PATCH /restconf/data/example-jukebox:jukebox/\
> > library/artist=Foo%20Fighters/album=Wasting%20Light HTTP/1.1
> > Host: example.com
> > If-Match: "b8389233a4c"
> > Content-Type: application/yang-data+xml
> > <album xmlns="http://example.com/ns/example-jukebox">
> > <year>2011</year>
> > </album>
> >
> > Corrected Text
> > --------------
> > To replace just the "year" field in the "album" resource (instead of
> > replacing the entire resource with the PUT method), the client might
> > send a plain patch as follows:
> > PATCH /restconf/data/example-jukebox:jukebox/\
> > library/artist=Foo%20Fighters/album=Wasting%20Light HTTP/1.1
> > Host: example.com
> > If-Match: "b8389233a4c"
> > Content-Type: application/yang-data+xml
> > <album xmlns="http://example.com/ns/example-jukebox">
> > <name>Wasting Light</name>
> > <year>2011</year>
> > </album>
> >
> > Notes
> > -----
> > Missing key leaf value in the message-body (<name>Wasting Light</name>)
> >
> > Instructions:
> > -------------
> > This erratum is currently posted as "Reported". If necessary, please
> > use "Reply All" to discuss whether it should be verified or
> > rejected. When a decision is reached, the verifying party
> > can log in to change the status and edit the report, if necessary.
> >
> > --------------------------------------
> > RFC8040 (draft-ietf-netconf-restconf-18)
> > --------------------------------------
> > Title               : RESTCONF Protocol
> > Publication Date    : January 2017
> > Author(s)           : A. Bierman, M. Bjorklund, K. Watsen
> > Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
> > Source              : Network Configuration
> > Area                : Operations and Management
> > Stream              : IETF
> > Verifying Party     : IESG
> >
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