RFC 3205, "On the use of HTTP as a Substrate", February 2002Source of RFC: Legacy
Errata ID: 4299
Reported By: Anthony Yu
Date Reported: 2015-03-12
Rejected by: Barry Leiba
Date Rejected: 2015-03-12
Section 2.3 says:
This further requires that each client know the secret to be used with each server, but it does not provide any means of securely transmitting such secrets between the parties.
It should say:
This further requires that each client knows the secret to be used with each server, but it does not provide any means of securely transmitting such secrets between the parties.
Grammatical mistake: each client knowS
Actually, it is not a grammatical error, but is grammatically correct. It's using the subjunctive mood, which is appropriate with "requires" (and other verbs, such as "insists", "hopes", and so on). Subjunctive mood is fading in English, with a few notable exceptions ("So be it," "If I were king," and the like), but it's still around here and there. In most cases, as here, the subjunctive form is only distinctive in the third person: "This requires that he know the secret."