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X Window System Protocol, version 11: Alpha update April 1987 (RFC1013)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001817D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R.W. Scheifler: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1013: DOI

Abstract

This RFC is distributed to the Internet community for information only. It does not establish an Internet standard. The X window system has been widely reviewed and tested. The Internet community is encouraged to experiment with it.

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Network Working Group Robert W. Scheifler Request for Comments: 1013 June 1987

X WINDOW SYSTEM PROTOCOL, VERSION 11 Alpha Update April 1987 Copyright (c) 1986, 1987 Massachusetts Institute of Technology X Window System is a trademark of M.I.T.

Status of this Memo

This RFC is distributed to the Internet community for information only. It does not establish an Internet standard. The X window system has been widely reviewed and tested. The internet community is encouraged to experiment with it. Distribution of this memo is unlimited (see copyright notice on page 2).

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RFC 1013 June 1987

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this document for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice are retained, and that the name of M.I.T. not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to this document without specific, written prior permission. M.I.T. makes no representations about the suitability of this document or the protocol defined in this document for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

Author: Robert W. Scheifler Laboratory for Computer Science 545 Technology Square, Room 418 Cambridge, MA 02139

Contributors: Dave Carver (Digital HPW) Branko Gerovac (Digital HPW) Jim Gettys (MIT/Project Athena, Digital) Phil Karlton (Digital WSL) Scott McGregor (Digital SSG) Ram Rao (Digital UEG) David Rosenthal (Sun) Dave Winchell (Digital UEG)

Implementors of initial server who provided useful input: Susan Angebranndt (Digital) Raymond Drewry (Digital) Todd Newman (Digital)

Invited reviewers who provided useful input: Andrew Cherenson (Berkeley) Burns Fisher (Digital) Dan Garfinkel (HP) Leo Hourvitz (Next) Brock Krizan (HP) David Laidlaw (Stellar) Dave Mellinger (Interleaf) Ron Newman (MIT) John Ousterhout (Berkeley) Andrew Palay (ITC CMU) Ralph Swick (MIT) Craig Taylor (Sun) Jeffery Vroom (Stellar)

This document does not attempt to provide the rationale or pragmatics required to fully understand the protocol or to place it in perspective within a complete system. Knowledge of X Version 10 will certainly aid in understanding this document.

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The protocol contains many management mechanisms that are not intended for normal applications. Not all mechanisms are needed to build a particular user interface. It is important to keep in mind that the protocol is intended to provide mechanism, not policy.

This document does not attempt to define precise formats or bit encodings.

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RFC 1013 June 1987

SECTION 1. TERMINOLOGY

Access control list X maintains a list of hosts from which client programs may be run. By default, only programs on the local host may use the display, plus any hosts specified in an initial list read by the server. This "access control list" can be chan...

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