RFC 6839, "Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes", January 2013Source of RFC: appsawg (app)
Errata ID: 4367
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Yakov Shafranovich
Date Reported: 2015-05-15
Rejected by: Barry Leiba
Date Rejected: 2015-05-28
Section 3.1 says:
Encoding considerations: Per [RFC4627], JSON is allowed to be represented using UTF-8, UTF-16, or UTF-32. When JSON is written in UTF-8, JSON is 8bit compatible ([RFC2045]). When JSON is written in UTF-16 or UTF-32, JSON is binary ([RFC2045]).
It should say:
Encoding considerations: binary as per section 11 of RFC 7159
RFC 7159, section 11 specifies that encoding for JSON is binary.
This does not qualify as an erratum, but do see the mailing list discussion that starts here: