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RFC 3977, "Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)", October 2006

Source of RFC: nntpext (app)

Errata ID: 1526
Status: Rejected
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Julien Élie
Date Reported: 2008-09-24
Rejected by: Lisa Dusseault
Date Rejected: 2009-11-23

Section 9.2 says:

mode-reader-command = "MODE" WS "READER"

It should say:

mode-command = "MODE" WS mode-variant
mode-variant = keyword


Even though the ABNF syntax directly treats MODE READER as a command, MODE is
a base command and READER is a variant of this base command.
Therefore, when the keyword is an invalid mode, the 501 response code is sent:

[S] 501 Unknown MODE variant

the errata contributor asked me to reject it.

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