X Protocol Reference Manual for Version 11 of the X Window System (Definitive Guides to the X Window System) (V.0)

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A combination tutorial/reference first published in 1990, and here updated to include protocol clarifications of Release 5. It is identified as "volume zero" in the publisher's program of guides to the X Window system. The manual is divided into three parts: a conceptual introduction, an indexed reference, and a series of 13 appendices, including an inter-client communication conventions manual and the X logical font description convention. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Volume 0, X Protocol Reference Manual describes the X Network Protocol, which underlies all software for Version 11 of the X Window System. This fourth edition is updated for R6 and can be used with any release of X. Contents are divided into three parts: Part One provides a conceptual introduction to the X Protocol. It describes the role of the server and client and demonstrates the network transactions that take place during a minimal client session. Part Two contains an extensive set of reference pages for each protocol request and event. It is a reformatted and reorganized version of the X Consortium's Protocol specification. All material from the original document is present in this manual, and the material in the reference pages is reorganized to provide easier access. Each protocol request or event is treated as a separate, alphabetized reference page. Reference pages include the encoding of requests and replies. Part Three consists of several appendices describing particular parts of the X Protocol, along with several reference aids. Note: This fourth edition does not contain the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM) or the X Logical Font Description Convention (XLFD). This material will be included in an upcoming O'Reilly book.

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This book provides a complete reference to the X Network Protocol, the protocol with which computers communicate information between the X Window System server and X clients. This edition covers the Release 6 X Consortium standard. This manual is intended for server implementors, client-library programmers, and application programmers who want to increase their knowledge of the underlying principles of the X Window System. The manual is divided into three major parts: . Part One provides a conceptual introduction to the X protocol. It describes the role of the server and the clients, and demonstrates the network transactions that take place during a minimal client session. Part Two contains an extensive set of reference pages for each protocol request and event. It is a reformatted version of the X Consortium's official X protocol specification for Release 6. All material from the original document is present in this manual, but it is reorganized into reference pages to provide greater ease of access. Part Three consists of several appendices describing particular parts of the X protocol. The appendices also include various cross-reference and quick reference aids. Manuals in the X Window System Series are recommended by over twenty major workstation manufacturers, including Sun, Hewlett Packard, and Silicon Graphics. These books are the definitive guides to the X Window System.

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