Usenet standards

While reorganizing and improving bits of my web site, I started poking at my Usenet article format and NNTP pages. The first step was the addition of \size to spin, but I also wanted to replace the Apache fancy-indexing directory listings of drafts with something more informative.

I've now updated both pages to have real indexes of drafts that include links to the IETF pages and abstracts for the documents, as well as a few other comments. In the process, I found a bunch of other Internet-Drafts, particularly historical versions, that I didn't have on hand and fleshed those out.

All of this really is just another (and sometimes less useful) presentation of information that's already available from the IETF, so I'm not sure how useful it is, but if I'm going to keep it around I may as well do a good job of it.

While I was at it, I also updated the link to the Moderator's Handbook in the Pitfalls of Moderation FAQ since appears to be down for the count. Since I was editing it anyway, I cleaned out some of the unnecessary emphasis and improved the writing style minorly.

Posted: 2008-09-21 16:45 — Why no comments?

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