RFC 7230, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing", June 2014Source of RFC: httpbis (app)
Errata ID: 4683
Status: Held for Document Update
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.