Which sins do these canons refer to?

In the canon law, the canons 977 and 1387 talk about sins against the 6th commandment? Are ALL the sins against this commandment concerned or only a few sins? (sexual relations or impure jokes for example?) Wich sins do these canons refer actually to?
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Can. 977 The absolution of an accomplice in a sin against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue is invalid except in danger of death.

This canon is stating that if a priest has an affair with someone, the priest cannot forgive that person’s sin in the confessional (unless the person is in danger of death).

Can. 1387 A priest who in the act, on the occasion, or under the pretext of confession solicits a penitent to sin against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue is to be punished, according to the gravity of the delict, by suspension, prohibitions, and privations; in graver cases he is to be dismissed from the clerical state.

This canon involves a priest soliciting someone for an affair during the sacrament of confession.

Both canons refer to the 6th commandment as a sexual relationship between a priest and another person. A priest telling a sexual joke, while highly inappropriate, is not something that these canons are referring to.

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