Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual

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Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual

Because of the characteristics of X described in the previous section, there is a notion of a well-behaved application. Some of the recommended behaviors are documented in the Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual [Ros91].

It was an explicit design goal of X Version 11 to specify mechanism, not policy. As a result, a client that converses with the server using the protocol defined by the X Window System Protocol, Version 11 may operate correctly in isolation but may not coexist properly with others sharing the same server.

Being a good citizen in the X Version 11 world involves adhering to conventions that govern inter-client communications in the following areas:

One of the primary mechanisms to support the conventions is the use of properties.

John Barkley
Fri Oct 7 16:17:21 EDT 1994