Bug 20428 - proto.pdf file on www.x.org out of date
Summary: proto.pdf file on www.x.org out of date
Alias: None
Product: XStandards
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Protocol (show other bugs)
Version: X11R6.6
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Jim Gettys
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
URL: http://www.x.org/docs/XProtocol/proto...
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-02 09:03 UTC by Markus Kuhn
Modified: 2019-02-21 10:26 UTC (History)
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Description Markus Kuhn 2009-03-02 09:03:21 UTC


still contains the old "Release 6.7" version of the "XWindow System Protocol" specification, however this is out of date as there have been substantial changes to Appendix A (keysyms) in the subsequent Release 6.9/7.0.

Please keep the above URL automatically updated to the latest released version of  the X11 specification.
Comment 1 Tollef Fog Heen 2010-02-09 13:46:33 UTC
Adding missing QA contact
Comment 2 Alan Coopersmith 2010-02-09 14:04:48 UTC
A newer version has been posted at:
but we do need to update the copies on www.x.org/docs
Comment 3 Markus Kuhn 2010-02-12 06:35:23 UTC
Suggestion: assuming you use Apache, add to http://www.x.org/docs/.htaccess the lines

  Redirect temp /docs/XProtocol/ http://www.x.org/releases/current/doc/x11proto/

and to 


the single line

  Redirect temp /releases/current/ http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.5/

which will need updating at each release. This way, the old links will continue to link to the latest version, and people can in future easily link to e.g.


to get


or whatever the latest version is. (Using a "temporary" HTTP redirect is important here, because this way a linkchecker won't complain that our web pages contain out of date URLs if it finds this redirect.)
And then provide an index page that uses the "/releases/current/" link, such that people can easily copy out release-independent URLs.

Note: I see that you do already have apparently an (out of date!) symlink from




Symlinks are a bad idea on the web as they create two URLs for the same page in search engines. Better use HTTP redirects to achieve the same effect!
Comment 4 GitLab Migration User 2019-02-21 10:26:42 UTC
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