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Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7231 (4232)

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:26:08 -0800
Cc: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de, barryleiba@computer.org, presnick@qti.qualcomm.com, mnot@mnot.net, topher.the.geek@gmail.com, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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To: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
REJECTED

This use of GMT is required for backward compatibility, as is
more than adequately explained in the spec.

....Roy

On Jan 14, 2015, at 3:21 PM, RFC Errata System 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=4232
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Christopher Olson <topher.the.geek@gmail.com>
> 
> Section: 7.1.1.1
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> GMT
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> +0000
> 
> Notes
> -----
> 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 7.1.1.1 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 7.1.1.1 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 23:26:30 UTC

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