HTTP Pocket Reference

Errata for HTTP Pocket Reference

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color key: Serious technical mistake Minor technical mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update

Version Location Description Submitted By Date submitted Date corrected
Page 2
2nd line below header "HTTP transactions"

"showing the HTTP exchanged between ..."

now reads

"showing the HTTP dialog exchanged between ..."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
Page 12
example code

"GET" now reads "HEAD" in first line.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
Page 32
1st paragraph, second sentence

second "Content-type" now reads "Content-Type."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
Page 38
2nd paragraph of "Warning: code host string" section

"two-digit" now reads "three-digit."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2001
Page 41
below 2nd paragraph

The lines contain an example of an HTTP Authorization: header.

According to the example, the string webmaster:zrma4v should be encoded in base64 as

This is incorrect.

The d2Vib... encoding decodes into a string with some non 7-bit ascii characters
which is not webmaster:zrma4v (but close)

The string webmaster:zrma4v encoded in base64, results in d2VibWFzdGVyOnpybWE0dg==

Please also note that this error is repeated in the example on page 71.

Page 68
last line

should read " its response..."