[rfc-i] suggestion for the RPC, IEEE standards

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Tue Jul 21 00:41:13 PDT 2015

> I think these scrapers (yours and Eliot's) are great.
> To be able to introduce some more tool support on the authoring side
> we'd need to find out how to stabilize these as a service -- this could
> be a tools service, a secretariat service, an RPC service, etc.

My IEEE scraper isn't entirely automatic since you have to manually 
download a CSV of the standards from their site first (too much javascript 
to automate) but it's all pretty simple.


> John Levine wrote:
>> In article <55ACA5CB.3050601 at att.com> you write:
>>> Please send nominations of additional bibxml2 references to
>>> citations at rfc-editor.org. This email address was set up several years
>>> ago and advertised back then, but has seen little traffic.
>> Turns out it was easier to scrape IEEE standards than I'd thought.
>> Ninety lines of python did the trick:
>> 	http://www.taugh.com/ieeestd/
>> (These are the networking standards, I can change a parameter and get any of
>> the other ones if we want them.)

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