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NAME

       XStandards - X Window System Standards and Specifications

SYNOPSIS

       The major goal of the X Consortium was to promote cooperation within the computer industry
       in the creation of standard software interfaces at all  layers  in  the  X  Window  System
       environment.   The  X  Consortium  produced  standards  -  documents which defined network
       protocols, programming  interfaces,  and  other  aspects  of  the  X  environment.   These
       standards  continue  to exist in the X.Org Foundation releases.  The X.Org Foundation also
       produces specifications.  Like X Window System Standards, these are documents which define
       network  protocols, programming interfaces, and other aspects of the X environment.  Under
       the aegis of The Open Group, X Window System standards, X.Org  Foundation  specifications,
       and  other  specifications  are  the  basis  for  portions of The Open Group's various CAE
       specifications.

       The status  of  various  standards,  specifications,  and  the  software  in  the  X11R7.0
       distribution, is explained below.

STANDARDS

       The following documents are X Window System standards:

       X Window System Protocol
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Robert W. Scheifler

       Xlib - C Language X Interface
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       James Gettys, Robert W. Scheifler, Ron Newman

       X Toolkit Intrinsics - C Language Interface
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Joel McCormack, Paul Asente, Ralph R. Swick, Donna Converse

       Bitmap Distribution Format
       Version 2.1
       X Version 11, Release 7.0

       Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual
       Version 2.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       David Rosenthal, Stuart W. Marks

       Compound Text Encoding
       Version 1.1
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Robert W. Scheifler

       X Logical Font Description Conventions
       Version 1.5
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Jim Flowers, Stephen Gildea

       X Display Manager Control Protocol
       Version 1.1
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Keith Packard

       X11 Nonrectangular Window Shape Extension
       Version 1.0.1
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Keith Packard

       X11 Input Extension Protocol Specification
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       George Sachs, Mark Patrick

       X11 Input Extension Library Specification
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Mark Patrick, George Sachs

       The X Font Service Protocol
       Version 2.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Jim Fulton

       Inter-Client Exchange (ICE) Protocol
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Robert Scheifler, Jordan Brown

       Inter-Client Exchange (ICE) Library
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Ralph Mor

       X Session Management Protocol
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Mike Wexler

       X Session Management Library
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Ralph Mor

       The Input Method Protocol
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Masahiko Narita, Hideki Hiura

       X Synchronization Extension
       Version 3.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Tim Glauert, Dave Carver, Jim Gettys, David P. Wiggins

       XTEST Extension
       Version 2.2
       Kieron Drake

       Big Requests Extension
       Version 2.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Bob Scheifler

       XC-MISC Extension
       Version 1.1
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Bob Scheifler, Dave Wiggins

       Double Buffer Extension
       Version 1.0
       Ian Elliott, David P. Wiggins

       Record Extension Protocol
       Version 1.13
       Martha Zimet, Stephen Gildea

       Record Extension Library
       Version 1.13
       Martha Zimet, Stephen Gildea

       X Keyboard Extension Protocol
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Erik Fortune

       X Keyboard Extension Library
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Amber J. Benson, Gary Aitken, Erik Fortune, Donna Converse,
       George Sachs, and Will Walker

       X Print Extension Protocol
       X Version 11, Release 7.0

       X Print Extension Library
       X Version 11, Release 7.0

       X Application Group Extension Protocol and Library
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Kaleb Keithley

       X Security Extension Protocol and Library
       Version 4.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Dave Wiggins

       X Proxy Manager Protocol
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Ralph Swick

       LBX Extension Protocol and Library
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Keith Packard, Dave Lemke, Donna Converse, Ralph Mor, Ray Tice

       Remote Execution MIME Type
       Version 1.0
       X Version 11, Release 7.0
       Arnaud Le Hors

SPECIFICATIONS

       The following documents are X Project Team specifications:

       Colormap Utilization Policy and Extension
       Version 1.0
       Kaleb Keithley

       Extended Visual Information Extension
       Version 1.0
       Peter Daifuku

       X Display Power Management (DPMS) Extension Protocol and Library
       Version 1.0
       Rob Lembree

INCLUDE FILES

       The following include files are part of the Xlib standard.

       <X11/cursorfont.h>
       <X11/keysym.h>
       <X11/keysymdef.h>
       <X11/X.h>
       <X11/Xatom.h>
       <X11/Xcms.h>
       <X11/Xlib.h>
       <X11/Xlibint.h>
       <X11/Xproto.h>
       <X11/Xprotostr.h>
       <X11/Xresource.h>
       <X11/Xutil.h>
       <X11/X10.h>

       The following include files are part of the X Toolkit Intrinsics standard.

       <X11/Composite.h>
       <X11/CompositeP.h>
       <X11/Constraint.h>
       <X11/ConstrainP.h>
       <X11/Core.h>
       <X11/CoreP.h>
       <X11/Intrinsic.h>
       <X11/IntrinsicP.h>
       <X11/Object.h>
       <X11/ObjectP.h>
       <X11/RectObj.h>
       <X11/RectObjP.h>
       <X11/Shell.h>
       <X11/ShellP.h>
       <X11/StringDefs.h>
       <X11/Vendor.h>
       <X11/VendorP.h>

       The following include file is part of the Nonrectangular Window Shape Extension standard.

       <X11/extensions/shape.h>

       The following include files are part of the X Input Extension standard.

       <X11/extensions/XI.h>
       <X11/extensions/XInput.h>
       <X11/extensions/XIproto.h>

       The following include files are part of the ICElib standard.

       <X11/ICE/ICE.h>
       <X11/ICE/ICEconn.h>
       <X11/ICE/ICElib.h>
       <X11/ICE/ICEmsg.h>
       <X11/ICE/ICEproto.h>
       <X11/ICE/ICEutil.h>

       The following include files are part of the SMlib standard.

       <X11/SM/SM.h>
       <X11/SM/SMlib.h>
       <X11/SM/SMproto.h>

       The following include file is part of the Synchronization standard.

       <X11/extensions/sync.h>

       The following include file is part of the XTEST standard.

       <X11/extensions/XTest.h>

       The following include file is part of the Double Buffer Extension standard.

       <X11/extensions/Xdbe.h>

       The following include file is part of the Record Library standard.

       <X11/extensions/record.h>

       The following include files are part of the X Keyboard Extension Library standard.

       <X11/XKBlib.h>
       <X11/extensions/XKB.h>
       <X11/extensions/XKBproto.h>
       <X11/extensions/XKBstr.h>
       <X11/extensions/XKBgeom.h>

       The following include files are part of the X Print Extension Library standard.

       <X11/extensions/Print.h>
       <X11/extensions/Printstr.h>

       The  following  include  files  are  part  of  the  X  Application Group Extension Library
       standard.

       <X11/extensions/Xag.h>
       <X11/extensions/Xagstr.h>

       The following include files are part of the X Security Extension Library standard.

       <X11/extensions/security.h>
       <X11/extensions/securstr.h>

       The following include files are part of the LBX Extension library standard.

       <X11/extensions/XLbx.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxbuf.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxbufstr.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxdeltastr.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbximage.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxopts.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxstr.h>
       <X11/extensions/lbxzlib.h>

       The following include files are part of the  Colormap  Utilization  Policy  and  Extension
       specification.

       <X11/extensions/Xcup.h>
       <X11/extensions/Xcupstr.h>

       The following include files are part of the Extended Visual Information specification.

       <X11/extensions/XEVI.h>
       <X11/extensions/XEVIstr.h>

       The  following  include  files  are  part  of the X Display Management Signaling Extension
       specification.

       <X11/extensions/dpms.h>
       <X11/extensions/dpmsstr.h>

NON STANDARDS

       The X11R7.0 distribution contains sample implementations, not  reference  implementations.
       Although  much  of the code is believed to be correct, the code should be assumed to be in
       error wherever it conflicts with the specification.

       The only X Window System standards are the ones listed above.  No other documents, include
       files,  or  software  in  X11R7.0  carry  special  status within the X Window System.  For
       example, none of the following are standards: internal interfaces of  the  sample  server;
       the  MIT-SHM  extension;  the Athena Widget Set; the Xmu library; the Xau library; the RGB
       database; the X Locale database; the fonts  distributed  with  X11R7.0;  the  applications
       distributed   with   X11R7.0;   the  include  files  <X11/XWDFile.h>,  <X11/Xfuncproto.h>,
       <X11/Xfuncs.h>,  <X11/Xosdefs.h>,  <X11/Xos.h>,   <X11/Xos_r.h>,   <X11/Xwinsock.h>,   and
       <X11/Xthreads.h>; the bitmap files in <X11/bitmaps>.

       The  Multi-Buffering  extension  was  a  draft  standard  of the X Consortium but has been
       superseded by DBE as a standard.

X REGISTRY

       The X.Org Foundation maintains a registry of certain X-related items, to aid  in  avoiding
       conflicts and to aid in sharing of such items.

       The  registry  is  published  as part of the X Window System software release.  The latest
       version may also be found at
            ftp://ftp.x.org/pub/DOCS/registry
       The X Registry and the names in it are not X Window System standards.