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RFC 1459, "Internet Relay Chat Protocol", May 1993

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 4854
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Chase Smith
Date Reported: 2016-11-04
Held for Document Update by: Barry Leiba
Date Held: 2019-04-30

Section 6.2 says:

To reply to a NAMES message, a reply pair consisting
of RPL_NAMREPLY and RPL_ENDOFNAMES is sent by the
server back to the client.  If there is no channel
found as in the query, then only RPL_ENDOFNAMES is
returned.  The exception to this is when a NAMES
message is sent with no parameters and all visible
channels and contents are sent back in a series of
RPL_NAMEREPLY messages with a RPL_ENDOFNAMES to mark
the end.

It should say:

To reply to a NAMES message, a reply pair consisting
of RPL_NAMREPLY and RPL_ENDOFNAMES is sent by the
server back to the client.  If there is no channel
found as in the query, then only RPL_ENDOFNAMES is
returned.  The exception to this is when a NAMES
message is sent with no parameters and all visible
channels and contents are sent back in a series of
RPL_NAMREPLY messages with a RPL_ENDOFNAMES to mark
the end.

Notes:

RPL_NAMEREPLY does not exist anywhere else in the document, while RPL_NAMREPLY is used 4 times. This is likely a typo.

----- Verifier Notes -----
One of them is clearly a typo, but a little research shows that implementations differ as to which one they use. Best that this be revisited in the unlikely event that the spec is ever revised.

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