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RFC 5789, "PATCH Method for HTTP", March 2010

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 5521
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Mark Nottingham
Date Reported: 2018-10-12

Section 2.1 says:

   Successful PATCH response to existing text file:

   HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
   Content-Location: /file.txt
   ETag: "e0023aa4f"

   The 204 response code is used because the response does not carry a
   message body (which a response with the 200 code would have).  Note
   that other success codes could be used as well.

   Furthermore, the ETag response header field contains the ETag for the
   entity created by applying the PATCH, available at
   http://www.example.com/file.txt, as indicated by the Content-Location
   response header field.

It should say:

   Successful PATCH response to existing text file:

   HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
   ETag: "e0023aa4f"

   The 204 response code is used because the response does not carry a
   message body (which a response with the 200 code would have).  Note
   that other success codes could be used as well.

   Furthermore, the ETag response header field contains the ETag for the
   entity created by applying the PATCH.

Notes:

See discussion at:
https://github.com/httpwg/http-core/issues/20

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