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Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7231 (4031)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:04:26 +1000
Cc: Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>, "Julian F. Reschke" <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>, Pete Resnick <presnick@qti.qualcomm.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Message-Id: <50064DD4-C828-472F-A9B5-013785C32D01@mnot.net>
To: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
My .02 -

I think this makes sense technically; Julian, have you tested this?

As an errata, I think it also makes sense, although I will defer to the Robed Ones for a ruling on thatů

Cheers,


On 30 Jun 2014, at 9:00 pm, RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org> wrote:

> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC7231,
> "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content".
> 
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=7231&eid=4031
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
> 
> Section: 3.1.1.1
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> media-type = type "/" subtype *( OWS ";" OWS parameter )
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> media-type = type "/" subtype *( OWS ";" OWS [parameter] )
> 
> Notes
> -----
> See the thread at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2011JulSep/0027.html
> 
> Implementations are much more relaxed when it comes to parsing MIME types.
> 
> The above is probably still too strict. E.g. requiring that a parameter contains "=" is something I doubt is actually the case in practice.
> 
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> 
> --------------------------------------
> RFC7231 (draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-26)
> --------------------------------------
> Title               : Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content
> Publication Date    : June 2014
> Author(s)           : R. Fielding, Ed., J. Reschke, Ed.
> Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
> Source              : Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis
> Area                : Applications
> Stream              : IETF
> Verifying Party     : IESG

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