[Technical Errata Reported] RFC7231 (4232)

The following errata report has been submitted for RFC7231,
"Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content".

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Type: Technical
Reported by: Christopher Olson <topher.the.geek@gmail.com>


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Corrected Text

The text refers to RFC 5322. There Sect 3.3 calls the use timezone abbreviations, like GMT, obsolete. It encourages using a numeric offset such as +0000.

The grammar for dates in 7231 Sect uses GMT. Example dates throughout this RFC and others related to HTTP use GMT. This is inconsistent with 5322.

The RFCs for HTTP need to be modified to match 5322, or needs a note that HTTP deliberately deviates from 5322 with regards to the timezone.

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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

Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:22:35 UTC