[IPP] Fwd: [TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2817 (4187)

[IPP] Fwd: [TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2817 (4187)

[IPP] Fwd: [TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2817 (4187)

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Mon Nov 24 02:29:08 UTC 2014


Ira,

The issue here is that before they registered TLS/1.0 as the protocol name instead of just "TLS".  In practice implementations have needed to support "TLS/1.0", "TLS/1.1", and "TLS/1.2" anyways so this change is just fixing the registration and making it clear what the reality is...


> On Nov 21, 2014, at 11:55 AM, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> BEWARE - they're changing the product token (TLS/1.0 --> TLS)
> in RFC 2817 - I can't imagine how this will be backward compatible.
> 
> Cheers,
> - Ira
> 
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> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org>
> Date: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM
> Subject: [TLS] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2817 (4187)
> To: rohit at 4k-associates.com, lawrence at agranat.com, stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie, Kathleen.Moriarty.ietf at gmail.com, turners at ieca.com, joe at salowey.net
> Cc: fielding at gbiv.com, tls at ietf.org, rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
> 
> 
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC2817,
> "Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1".
> 
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=2817&eid=4187
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
> Reported by: Roy T. Fielding <fielding at gbiv.com>
> 
> Section: 7.2
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
>    The Draft Standard for HTTP/1.1 [1] specifies that these tokens obey
>    the production for 'product':
> 
>       product         = token ["/" product-version]
>       product-version = token
> 
> [...]
> 
>    This specification defines the protocol token "TLS/1.0" as the
>    identifier for the protocol specified by The TLS Protocol [6].
> 
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
>    The Draft Standard for HTTP/1.1 [1] specifies that these tokens obey
>    the production for 'product':
> 
>       product         = token ["/" product-version]
>       product-version = token
> 
> [...]
> 
>    This specification defines the product token "TLS" as the
>    identifier for the protocol specified by The TLS Protocol [6].
>    When a specific version of TLS is desired, it is indicated by
>    appending a slash ("/") and the TLS version number as the
>    product-version (e.g., "TLS/1.0").
> 
> 
> Notes
> -----
> This erratum clarifies that "TLS" is the product token and any TLS version number (currently DIGIT "." DIGIT) is the product-version token.  This has already been corrected in the Upgrade Token Registry.
> 
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> 
> --------------------------------------
> RFC2817 (draft-ietf-tls-http-upgrade-05)
> --------------------------------------
> Title               : Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1
> Publication Date    : May 2000
> Author(s)           : R. Khare, S. Lawrence
> Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
> Source              : Transport Layer Security
> Area                : Security
> Stream              : IETF
> Verifying Party     : IESG
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