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[Editorial Errata Reported] RFC7230 (4281)

From: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:26:22 -0800 (PST)
To: fielding@gbiv.com, julian.reschke@greenbytes.de, barryleiba@computer.org, presnick@qti.qualcomm.com, mnot@mnot.net
Cc: demianbrecht@gmail.com, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
Message-Id: <20150227052622.BD23A181B3D@rfc-editor.org>
The following errata report has been submitted for RFC7230,
"Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing".

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You may review the report below and at:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=7230&eid=4281

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Type: Editorial
Reported by: Demian Brecht <demianbrecht@gmail.com>

Section: 3.3.2

Original Text
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For messages that do not include a payload body, the Content-Length
indicates the size of the selected representation (Section 3 of
[RFC7231]).

Corrected Text
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For outbound messages that do not include a payload body, the
Content-Length indicates the size of the selected representation
(Section 3 of [RFC7231]).

Notes
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Assuming my interpretation is correct, this phrase as-is is a little confusing given the next paragraphs states:

"A user agent SHOULD NOT send a Content-Length header field when the request message does not contain a payload body and the method semantics do not anticipate such a body."

The former is ambiguous, the latter explicit.

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RFC7230 (draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-26)
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Title               : Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing
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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