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RFC 3205, "On the use of HTTP as a Substrate", February 2002

Source of RFC: Legacy

Errata ID: 4299

Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial

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.

Notes:

Grammatical mistake: each client knowS
--VERIFIER NOTES--
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."

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