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RFC 7725, "An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles", February 2016

Source of RFC: httpbis (wit)

Errata ID: 5512
Status: Rejected
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Curt Self
Date Reported: 2018-10-02
Rejected by: Francesca Palombini
Date Rejected: 2022-11-09

Section 3 says:

Note that in many cases clients can still access the denied resource
by using technical countermeasures such as a VPN or the Tor network.

It should say:

(remove the sentence)


I understand that the status code itself is kind of a joke (Fahrenheit 451), but the sentence above seems to have no place in a technical document. It provides no insight into use cases for either a client or implementing software.
This statement went through IETF and IESG review as part of the original document. Removing it would be a material change to the contents of the document without first gaining consensus from the appropriate parties. The errata process cannot be used to make this kind of material change.

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