RFC 7230, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing", June 2014Source of RFC: httpbis (app)
Errata ID: 4779
Status: Held for Document Update
Reported By: William A. Rowe Jr.
Date Reported: 2016-08-18
Held for Document Update by: Alexey Melnikov
Date Held: 2016-10-07
Section A.2. says:
[...] Non-US-ASCII content in header fields and the reason phrase has been obsoleted and made opaque (the TEXT rule was removed). (Section 3.2.6)
It should say:
[...] Non-US-ASCII content in header field values and the reason phrase has been obsoleted and made opaque (the TEXT rule was removed). (Section 3.2.6)
Section 3.2 plainly states header field names are token
(VCHARs less separators) as defined in 3.2.6.
The "header fields" identified in this footnote are neither
clear nor correct.
Alexey: While this is a clarification, the whole section is likely to be deleted when the document is revised.