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FW: Suspected error in RFC 2732

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 18:59:52 -0800
To: <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001b01c1dc4d$f4f73a00$b4422099@larrypad>
I agree that this is an error in RFC 2732, and should be
folded in when we merge RFC 2732 with RFC 2396. We would
need two independent interoperable implementations of
RFC 2732 (with ipv6 addresses), though.



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian E Carpenter [mailto:brian@hursley.ibm.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 12:42 AM
To: gvatry@grenoble.sema.slb.com
Cc: hinden@iprg.nokia.com; brian@icair.org; LMM@acm.org;
nordmark@eng.sun.com; narten@us.ibm.com
Subject: Re: Suspected error in RFC 2732


Grégoire,

This indeed appears to be an oversight, thanks. Larry Masinter is
thinking about
combining these two RFCs in their next update so this needs to go on his
list. 

Larry, do you agree? If so this should be added to the RFC errata page.

   Brian

Grégoire VATRY wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> As suggested on the RFC Errata page
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata.html>
> I report what I suspect to be an error in RFC 2732 which updates RFC
2396.
> 
> I suspect that 'uric_no_slash' set of characters has been forgotten
> in the list of changes made to the URI generic syntax by RFC 2732.
> 
> Here is my line of argument:
> 
> Since:
> 
>     1. The set 'uric_no_slash' stands for "same as 'uric' BUT without
slash";
> 
>     2. The set 'uric' is defined as:
> 
>         uric          = reserved | unreserved | escaped
> 
>     3. Slash ("/") is part of 'reserved' set;
> 
>     4. Set of 'reserved' characters is modified in RFC 2732.
> 
> As a result, point (3) of section 3. in RFC 2732 should be:
> 
>    (3) Add "[" and "]" to both the set of 'reserved' characters and
>    the 'uric_no_slash' set:
> 
>       reserved      = ";" | "/" | "?" | ":" | "@" | "&" | "=" | "+" |
>                       "$" | "," | "[" | "]"
>       uric_no_slash = unreserved | escaped | ";" | "?" | ":" | "@" |
>                       "&" | "=" | "+" | "$" | "," | "[" | "]"
> 
>    and remove them from the 'unwise' set:
> 
>       unwise        = "{" | "}" | "|" | "\" | "^" | "`"
> 
> Best regards
> 
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