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Re: [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC5537 (1980)
I have two major remarks:
1/ If your report is verified, there is also Section 3.4, fourth paragraph,
predating this specification do not add an Injection-Date header.
"field" is missing.
2/ When you say:
Similarly, denoting as "header field" a "header field value" is
confusing -- items (e), (f), (g), (i), and (j) above.
Where do you draw the "header field value" terminology?
Isn't it "header field body"? RFCs 5322 and 5536 define
"header field body" but not "header field value".
And also a few other points:
Note that when for instance we have in Section 6.1 of RFC 5537:
To best ensure that it will be relayed to the same news servers as
the original message, a cancel control message SHOULD have the same
Newsgroups header field as the message it is cancelling.
or in 6.1:
Cancel control messages are not required to have the same Newsgroups
header field as the messages they are cancelling. Since they are
sometimes processed before the original message is received, it may
not be possible to check that the Newsgroup header fields match.
of course it is not exactly the same header field because
are equivalent... WSP and FWS should not be taken into account...
Should such terminology also be fixed?
And in Section 5.5:
Contrary to [RFC1036], the relayer-name MUST be given as the last
argument in the Control header field.
Wouldn't it be better to say it is the header body?
Contrary to its companion document, RFC 5536, this RFC mixes precise
IETF terminology for protocol elements and colloquial abuse of it in
various places. For clarity and consistency, it should also
inequivocally make use of the standard terminology; the fields
of the "header" that a protocol layer or sub-layer adds to its
payload are "header fields", not "headers" in itself.
Shouldn't RFC 3977 also be checked for that?
The distrib.pats list is maintained by some NNTP servers to assist
clients to choose a value for the content of the Distribution header
of a news article being posted.
Lines or Bytes header
and other similar terminology. RFC 3977 defines headers this way:
The headers of an article consist of one or more header lines. Each
header line consists of a header name, a colon, a space, the header
content, and a CRLF, in that order.
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