RFC 2616, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1", June 1999Source of RFC: http (app)
Errata ID: 2998
Reported By: Julien Moutinho
Date Reported: 2011-10-15
Rejected by: Peter Saint-Andre
Date Rejected: 2011-10-17
Section 3.2.1 says:
For definitive information on URL syntax and semantics, see "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax and Semantics," RFC 2396  (which replaces RFCs 1738  and RFC 1808 ).
It should say:
For definitive information on URL syntax and semantics, see "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax and Semantics," RFC 3986 [<ref>] (which updates RFCs 1738  and replaces RFC 1808  and RFC 2396 ).
<ref> should be added
The reader can follow the chain of document updates from RFC 2396 to RFC 3986, which is why we do not modify published RFCs to track document updates for referenced specifications. In any case, the updated HTTP RFCs (being produced by the HTTPBIS WG) will contain the appropriate references.