Specification of the Canonical Text Services protocol (CTS)
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Specification of the Canonical Text Services protocol (CTS) version 5.0.rc.2.

The source text of the specification is in markdown format in the file md/specification.md. The source text systematically refers to the current version number with the gradle property notation @version@.
This reference is replaced with the actual current version value in the build process.

The Relax NG schemas defining the syntax of the CTS replies are in the directory reply_schemas.

Draft status and discussion

The last released version of the specification is 5.0.rc.2. Current work is on 5.0.rc.3. See the project wiki at https://github.com/neelsmith/cts_spec/wiki for more information about status and future plans.

Using this build file

This build file includes a task named release that replaces references to the project's version property with the value of the current version, and places the resulting file in build/pkg. It places a zip archive of this in build/distributions, which can be published to a maven repository with the task uploadArchives.

Creating a web interface with bfdocs

Prerequisites: beautifuldocs, http://beautifuldocs.com/.

We are currentl using beautifuldocs to install searchable HTML versions of this specification on a number of web sites. The following sequence is not yet packaged as a build task, but can easily be done as follows:

gradle release
cp md/manifest.json build/pkg
cd build/pkg
bfdocs manifest.json

Publishing a nexus artifact

To configure the appropriate settings for publishing a zip distribution to a maven server, make a copy of the settings file publish.gradle, and set the pub property to its name when you run the uploadArchives task, e.g.,

cp publish.gradle publishlocal.gradle
... [edit values in publishlocal.gradle]
gradle -Ppub=publishlocal.gradle uploadArchives