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RFC 4119, "A Presence-based GEOPRIV Location Object Format", December 2005

Source of RFC: geopriv (rai)

Errata ID: 1771
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Martin Thomson
Date Reported: 2009-05-03
Verifier Name: Robert Sparks
Date Verified: 2010-05-23

Section 2.3 says:

 <presence xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf"
    xmlns:gp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10"
    xmlns:cl=" urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:civicLoc"
    entity="pres:geotarget@example.com">
...
      <gp:usage-rules>
        <gp:retransmission-allowed>no</gp:retransmission-allowed>
        <gp:retention-expiry>2003-06-23T04:57:29Z</gp:retention-expiry>
      </gp:usage-rules>

It should say:

 <presence xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf"
    xmlns:gp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10"
    xmlns:gbp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:basicPolicy"
    xmlns:cl="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:civicLoc"
    entity="pres:geotarget@example.com">
...
      <gp:usage-rules>
        <gbp:retransmission-allowed>no</gbp:retransmission-allowed>
        <gbp:retention-expiry>2003-06-23T04:57:29Z</gbp:retention-expiry>
      </gp:usage-rules>

Notes:

This applies to both examples in Section 2.3. The use of the "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10" namespace for the retransmission-allowed and retention-expiry elements is incorrect. These elements are defined in the "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:basicPolicy" namespace.

This does not manifest in an error in parsers due to the allowance for extensions. The XML schema <any> rule with processContents="lax" permits unknown elements, as these are. A schema-aware processor would not reliably detect these elements, potentially leading to them being ignored.

To reveal this problem, validate these examples against a schema with processContents="strict" on all <any> elements.

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