Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7231 (4351)

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:16:49PM +0000, Adrien de Croy wrote:
> one thing here.
> We're mixing language around servers and proxies.

The RFC already does this.  The old text says "servers", but clearly it
must mean "proxies".  I felt uneasy about this.

> CONNECT is intended only for a proxy, and in that respect it is

Mostly (see the beginning of section 4.3.6).

> acting like a server, but we should be consistent, and it would be
> more clear to only refer to proxy as the consumer of the CONNECT
> request and emitter of the response.  Then server can be
> unambiguously used to refer to the target of the CONNECT method
> processed by the proxy.

I agree.

> Otherwise it sounds like a proxy is forwarding a CONNECT message to
> a server, and the server is generating the response.


Received on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 22:23:34 UTC