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RFC 4506, "XDR: External Data Representation Standard", May 2006

Source of RFC: nfsv4 (tsv)

Errata ID: 76
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2006-05-24
Held for Document Update by: Martin Stiemerling


(1) Section 6.2, page 18 - typo (word omission)

The words in the 9th line of the text,

    [...] "followed by one or hexadecimal digits" [...]

should say:

    [...] "followed by one or more hexadecimal digits" [...]

(2) Section 8, 2nd paragraph (page 22) - typo

The RFC says:

   Care must be take to properly encode and decode data to avoid
   attacks.  [...]

it should say:
   Care must be taken to properly encode and decode data to avoid
   attacks.  [...]

(3) Subtle inconsistency between Section 6.1 and Section 6.2

On page 17, Section 6.1 states the Notational Convention:

   (2) Terminal symbols are strings of characters surrounded by
       double quotes.
Nevertheless, throughout the new Section 6.2 (on page 18), all
terminal symbols, e.g. the "generalized digits" -- the terminals
to build octal, decimal, and hexadecimal constants, are specified
as characters surrounded by *single* quotes.
Although this style perhaps was inspired by the `C` language,
IMHO, its use is inconsistent in that context.


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