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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-04-20 00:20:04 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-04-23 03:28:00 +0000
commit7f1cd9ea11db55e9de986a0b08132eb76143a9d1 (patch)
treef3e3b5e6723e79a93b383a2a911c5e4923954350
parentd88d992927467a9d5bc2733cc01e3dda4c5de234 (diff)
downloadpublic-inbox-7f1cd9ea11db55e9de986a0b08132eb76143a9d1.tar.gz
Incomplete at the moment, but this ought to be a handy reference
for both implementers and users alike.
-rw-r--r--Documentation/.gitignore1
-rw-r--r--Documentation/include.mk6
-rwxr-xr-xDocumentation/standards.perl74
-rw-r--r--MANIFEST1
4 files changed, 81 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/.gitignore b/Documentation/.gitignore
index 107ad36f..e78a0d33 100644
--- a/Documentation/.gitignore
+++ b/Documentation/.gitignore
@@ -1 +1,2 @@
 /public-inbox-*.txt
+/standards.txt
diff --git a/Documentation/include.mk b/Documentation/include.mk
index 28fa7574..02cbef30 100644
--- a/Documentation/include.mk
+++ b/Documentation/include.mk
@@ -81,8 +81,12 @@ txt2pre = $(PERL) -I lib ./Documentation/txt2pre <$< >$@+ && \
         touch -r $< $@+ && mv $@+ $@
 txt := INSTALL README COPYING TODO
 dtxt := design_notes.txt design_www.txt dc-dlvr-spam-flow.txt hosted.txt
+dtxt += standards.txt
 dtxt := $(addprefix Documentation/, $(dtxt)) $(mantxt)
 
+Documentation/standards.txt : Documentation/standards.perl
+        $(PERL) $< >$@+ && mv $@+ $@
+
 %.html: %.txt
         TITLE="$(basename $(<F))" $(txt2pre)
 %.html: %
@@ -91,7 +95,7 @@ dtxt := $(addprefix Documentation/, $(dtxt)) $(mantxt)
 docs_html := $(addsuffix .html, $(subst .txt,,$(dtxt)) $(txt))
 html: $(docs_html)
 gz_docs := $(addsuffix .gz, $(docs) $(docs_html))
-rsync_docs := $(gz_docs) $(docs) $(txt) $(docs_html)
+rsync_docs := $(gz_docs) $(docs) $(txt) $(docs_html) $(dtxt)
 %.gz: %
         gzip -9 --rsyncable <$< >$@+
         touch -r $< $@+
diff --git a/Documentation/standards.perl b/Documentation/standards.perl
new file mode 100755
index 00000000..baaaaf01
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/standards.perl
@@ -0,0 +1,74 @@
+#!/usr/bin/perl -w
+use strict;
+# Copyright 2019 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
+# License: AGPL-3.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
+
+print <<EOF;
+Relevant standards for public-inbox users and hackers
+-----------------------------------------------------
+
+Non-exhaustive list of standards public-inbox software attempts or
+intends to implement.  This list is intended to be a quick reference
+for hackers and users.
+
+Given the goals of interoperability and accessibility; strict
+conformance to standards is not always possible, but rather
+best-effort taking into account real-world cases.  In particular,
+"obsolete" standards remain relevant as long as clients and
+data exists.
+
+IETF RFCs
+---------
+
+EOF
+
+my $rfcs = [
+        3977 => 'NNTP',
+        977 => 'NNTP (old)',
+        6048 => 'NNTP additions to LIST command (TODO)',
+        8054 => 'NNTP compression (TODO)',
+        4642 => 'NNTP TLS (TODO)',
+        8143 => 'NNTP TLS (TODO)',
+        2980 => 'NNTP extensions (obsolete, but NOT irrelevant)',
+        4287 => 'Atom syndication',
+        4685 => 'Atom threading extensions',
+        2919 => 'List-Id mail header',
+        5064 => 'Archived-At mail header',
+        3986 => 'URI escaping',
+        1521 => 'MIME extensions',
+        2616 => 'HTTP/1.1 (newer updates should apply, too)',
+        7230 => 'HTTP/1.1 message syntax and routing',
+        7231 => 'HTTP/1.1 semantics and content',
+        2822 => 'Internet message format',
+        # TODO: flesh this out
+
+];
+
+my @rfc_urls = qw(tools.ietf.org/html/rfc%d
+                  www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=%d);
+
+for (my $i = 0; $i < $#$rfcs;) {
+        my $num = $rfcs->[$i++];
+        my $txt = $rfcs->[$i++];
+        print "rfc$num\t- $txt\n";
+
+        printf "\thttps://$_\n", $num foreach @rfc_urls;
+        print "\n";
+}
+
+print <<'EOF'
+Other relevant documentation
+----------------------------
+
+* Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt in git source code:
+  https://public-inbox.org/git/9c5b6f0fac/s
+
+* Various mbox formats (we currently emit and parse mboxrd)
+  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbox
+
+Copyright
+---------
+
+Copyright 2019 all contributors <meta@public-inbox.org>
+License: AGPL-3.0+ <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
+EOF
diff --git a/MANIFEST b/MANIFEST
index 150e337f..9858b9ee 100644
--- a/MANIFEST
+++ b/MANIFEST
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@ Documentation/public-inbox-overview.pod
 Documentation/public-inbox-v1-format.pod
 Documentation/public-inbox-v2-format.pod
 Documentation/public-inbox-watch.pod
+Documentation/standards.perl
 Documentation/txt2pre
 HACKING
 INSTALL