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RFC 6844, "DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record", January 2013

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 8659

Source of RFC: pkix (sec)

Errata ID: 4062
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Evan Hunt
Date Reported: 2014-07-24
Held for Document Update by: Kathleen Moriarty
Date Held: 2014-09-03

Section 5.1.1 says:

Value:  Is the <character-string> encoding of the value field as
specified in [RFC1035], Section 5.1.

It should say:

Value:  The value field, expressed as a contiguous set of characters
without interior spaces, or as a quoted string.  See the the
<character-string> format specified in [RFC1035], Section 5.1,
but note that the value field contains no length byte and is not
limited to 255 characters.


<character-string> is defined in RFC 1035 as being limited to 255 characters
preceded by a length byte. Saying the field is encoded as a <character-string>
creates ambiguity as to whether the value field is intended to be size-limited.

RFC author agreed that it was okay to make this more explicit with the proposed text.

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