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Re: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC7230 (6333)

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:11:26 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Cc: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, fielding@gbiv.com, superuser@gmail.com, barryleiba@computer.org, mnot@mnot.net, tpauly@apple.com, jeffbrower0@gmail.com, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20201114071126.GB11261@1wt.eu>
On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 06:27:58PM +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > Notes
> > -----
> > The generated PDF contains misleading right and left quotes (U+8217 and
> > U+8216), which are not ASCII characters. The text and html versions of the
> > RFC have the correct apostrophe and grave accent characters (' and `).
> > ...
> 
> This is not an error. The published text file is correct, and so is - as far
> as I can tell - <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/pdfrfc/rfc7230.txt.pdf>.

For me that PDF is wrong as well, two same quotes (when viewed in my
browser or in xpdf)! However, if I select the text and copy-paste it
here in my terminal, the second one is turned to a back quote:

   tchar          = "!" / "#" / "$" / "%" / "&" / "'" / "*"
                  / "+" / "-" / "." / "^" / "_" / "`" / "|" / " #"
                  / DIGIT / ALPHA
                  ; any VCHAR, except delimiters

Ah the joy of extended character sets! I didn't imagine they would one
day go as far as corrupting standards! One day we'll probably see emojis
there :-/

Willy
Received on Saturday, 14 November 2020 07:12:08 UTC

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