Standards, Norms, Definitions
After having written two language definitions (for ALDiSP and nML), I know
that it isn't easy to describe the syntax and semantics of
anything in a complete, understandable, and concise manner. I am
therefore interested to snarf ideas wherever I find them. Possible sources
are not only programming language descriptions, but also interface
description languages, file formats, and all those other norms and
interfaces that provide the infrastructure of our daily electronic life.
Technology is introduced, utilized, depended upon, obsolete,
standardized, and understood, in that order.
-- Martin Fouts (paraphrasing someone he couldn't remember)
This page is rather small, since most of the material that might belong
here is already present on the pages on (programming) languages and compilers.
The Internet is organized along RFCs; they are amongst the least-known
standards that form our everyday electronic life.
Here is a HTML version
of the rfc-index. Oh yes, here is the list of abstracts
of internet drafts.
(12.04.95) The UniForum WWW
Server. Interoperability and all that.
Open SoftwareFoundation. More
interoperability and all that.
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