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FidoNet(tm) Standards Committee
Archive Philosophy and Document Naming
March 30, 1988



Date: Tue 29 Mar 88 20:13
From: Randy Bush
To: Chuck Venter
Subj: Re: This echo

AREA:NET_DEV

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What is intended by this document registry

o Starting a document archive with a naming convention based on the current
one, FSC-nnnn.ARC.

o The first few documents are the current FSC001 & 2, but using the new naming
convention.

o Grabbing the dozen documents which detail the current FidoNet technology
(MYFSC001, N_YOOHOO, ...) , or provide well-documented proposals for changes,
arranging them in date order without prejudice and issuing them numbers.

The ongoing plan is

o Similarly to the NIC, when a document is revised, it is given a new number,
and states what documents it obsoletes. Many have said that this should
have been done with FSC001.

o Occasional documents will provide bibliographies of the archive.

o Occasional documents will give advice as to which subset of the registry
represents the currently accepted standard.

o Contributions hungrily accepted. Send text.


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Naming Convention

1. Document names begin with "FSC-nnnn".

2. Documents are numbered sequentially from 0001, with new document numbers
being assigned to new drafts.

3. Extensions are
a) .ARC - The distributed ARChive file
b) .TXT - ASCII text file for screen or printer
c) .DOC - ASCII text file for screen or printer
d) .CHT - ASCII chart, may be wide or long or both

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