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RFC 7230, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing", June 2014

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 9110, RFC 9112

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 8615

Source of RFC: httpbis (wit)

Errata ID: 4683
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Daurnimator
Date Reported: 2016-05-04
Held for Document Update by: Alexey Melnikov
Date Held: 2016-05-05

Section 4 says:

It should say:

The name part of a transfer-parameter is case insensitive and MUST not
be "q" (as this would be ambiguous when used as part of the TE header).


Nothing is said about how to handle transfer-parameters.
Notably, nothing is said about the case sensitivity of the parameter key.

This results in a conflict with the TE header: if you see a "q" token,
you cannot know if it is a transfer-parameter vs a t-ranking.

It *is* noted that the "q" token is case insensitive in section 4.3.
> When multiple transfer codings are acceptable, the client MAY rank
> the codings by preference using a case-insensitive "q" parameter

Alexey: as per Mark, this should be discussed in the HTTPBis WG.

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