Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#463 closed editorial (incorporated)

Editorial suggestions 3

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 23
Component: p7-auth Severity: In WG Last Call
Keywords: Cc:


  • 2.1 "It uses an extensible, case-insensitive token..." I know what's meant here, but the token itself isn't extensible; it's an extension point. Suggest: :It uses a case-insensitive token as a means to identify..."
  • 2.1 "...based upon a challenge received from the server..." --> "...based upon a challenge received in a response" ("from the server" implies that the next inbound server generated the challenge, which isn't always the case).
  • 2.2 "Note that there can be multiple challenges with the same auth-scheme..." --> "Note that a response can have multiple challenges..."
  • 2.2 "Unless otherwise defined by the authentication scheme,..." --> "Unless specifically allowed by the authentication scheme..."
  • 2.3.1 "... can only be used once per challenge/credentials." --> "...once in a challenge or credential."
  • 2.3.1 needs references to p6 for cache-control directives it talks about.
  • 3.1 "The client MAY repeat the request with a new or replaced Authorisation header field." s/client/user agent/
  • 4.1 'The "Authorization" header field allows a user agent to authenticate itself with a server..." s/server/origin server/
  • 4.3 "Its value consists of credentials containing the authentication information of the user agent for the proxy..." s/user agent/client/
  • 6.2 First paragraph - all instances of 'server' to 'origin server'
  • 6.2 "This is of particular concern when a server hosts resources for multiple parties..." s/server/origin server/
  • 6.2 " using a different host name for each party." s/host name/origin/ (or similar; i.e. you can do this with ports too)

Also, the requirements and considerations for registries in our other parts are defined in the IANA Considerations section; here, they're defined in the main document (2.3). Why the difference?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

From [2229]:

Apply many editorial suggestions (see #463)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 23
  • Resolution set to incorporated
  • Status changed from new to closed

Applied except for the change with respect to the placement of the Considerations for new schemes (separate ticket: #464)

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by mnot@…

  • Summary changed from Editorial suggestions to Editorial suggestions 3
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