Re: Examples of specifications

Subject: Re: Examples of specifications
From: Sandy Harris <pashley -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 09:29:51 -0400

jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com wrote:
> I'm looking for excellent examples of specifications. Specifically <g>, I'm
> looking for specs related to standards, instead of software requirements
> specs or hardware specs. Anyone have any ideas where to find such things
> either online or as copies you can email me?

The standards for the Internet are all online at
For historical reasons, they're called RFCs (Request For Comments). There
are several classes of RFC. At least Experimental, Informational, BCP (Best
Current Practice) and Historical in addition to those on the standards
track. On the standards track, there's Draft Standard, Proposed Standard
and Standard (STD).

Web standards come from I think they are online too.

Other bodies produce various standards. ITU, ANSI, IEEE, ISO, ..., but
AFAIK they don't put them online.

Standards for the Scheme programming language:

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