Zvon - RFC repository
Hello, last June I announced at xml-dev the beginning of Zvon RFC repository project: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200106/msg00183.html At this moment a very important milestone has been reached: all on-line accessible RFCs were transformed to XML format and processed: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200106/msg00183.html The repository features: - clickable table of contents - titles on all levels are searchable - RFC dependencies including the list of RFCs the current RFC is referred by and W3C standards referring to the current RFC - obsoleted RFCs have different style - main indexes show obsolation chains - index of humorous RFC ( some are really good :) ) I have started to harness the material to leverage the material usefulness: RFC status codes search - http://zvon.org/tmRFC/RFC_share/PHP/numbersSearch.php searches status codes of selected standards and links to relevant parts of the specification The repository is based on over 3100 XML files (200 - 10 000 lines long) manually tagged (with some parts automated by Python scripts, and with a major emacs mode created for RFC processing. It was not an easy job and it brought me quite a few steps toward a lunatic asylum but the worst part is finally over. I have corrected quite a few misconceptions in my head during the process, e.g.: - all characters in RFCs are from ASCII set - there are only 99 ways how to specify chapters and other sections - reference citations usually lead to some literature in Bibliography section - ... - ... but on the other hand I was amazed by a quality of text of many RFCs, I must applaud the decision to use an unique integer as an identifier for each RFC (it is a real pity W3C did not choose this way), and I felt a touch of nostalgia ( several RFCs are several months older then me). I hope you will enjoy the result. -- ****************************************** <firstName> Miloslav </firstName> <surname> Nic </surname> <mail> nicmila@s... </mail> <support> http://www.zvon.org </support>
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format