[Technical Errata Reported] RFC7540 (4666)

The following errata report has been submitted for RFC7540,
"Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2 (HTTP/2)".

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Type: Technical
Reported by: Vasiliy Faronov <vfaronov@gmail.com>

Section: 9.1.2

Original Text
   A 421 response is cacheable by default, i.e., unless otherwise
   indicated by the method definition or explicit cache controls (see
   Section 4.2.2 of [RFC7234]).

Corrected Text
   [paragraph removed]

The HTTP cache key (RFC 7234 Section 2) is based on the request URI, not on properties of the connection. Therefore, if a client were to cache a 421 response, it would then use this cached 421 to satisfy further requests to the same URI, before it has a chance to connect to an authoritative server.

With this paragraph removed, a 421 response is not cacheable by default, per RFC 7231 Section 6.1.

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RFC7540 (draft-ietf-httpbis-http2-17)
Title               : Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 2 (HTTP/2)
Publication Date    : May 2015
Author(s)           : M. Belshe, R. Peon, M. Thomson, Ed.
Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
Source              : Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis APP
Area                : Applications
Stream              : IETF
Verifying Party     : IESG

Received on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:56:01 UTC