Official PDF URLs for X Specs

Jeremy A. Kolb jkolb at
Fri Apr 25 13:22:41 PDT 2008

(Top posting as that's how this thread is going. Sorry.)

You can always help with the documentation effort over at the XCB project. 
One of our goals is to embed the protocol documentation in our XML so that 
we can generate code/docs from the same place.  We haven't done too much 
on this front yet but if you want to help out/feel strong about this 


On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Chuck Robey wrote:

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> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> While I like chatting about this, it's just too off-topic, so in consideration
> of reasonable courtesy towards the rest of this list, I'm  not going to reply
> publicly on this.  Unless I get a bunch of folks telling me I'[m wrong (I'm
> relatively new to the Xorg lists).  I would like to be rpoven wrong, but I don't
> expect it.
>> Chuck Robey wrote:
>>> with PS being a real langiage, and pdf never having that capability.
>> IMHO, PS being a real language capable of emulating a Turing machine is a
>> critical bug, and PDF is a step in the right direction (although it also has
>> drawbacks). Reason:
>> The print spooler (e.g., CUPS) blindly sends the user-generated PS to the
>> printer without checking whether the program will terminate at all. Worse, it is
>> impossible to determine algorithmically. Thus, we have a DOS attack, just run
>> this command:
>> echo -e '%!PS\n{ } loop' | lpr
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