This project is developing code for the automated analysis of the text of Requests for Comment (RFCs) published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, as part of a larger research project studying privacy in technical standard-setting.
For more information, if you want to use these tools or collaborate on their development, please contact Nick Doty.
Scripts are not fully parameterized or user friendly. Current usage pattern:
- clone the repository
- download all RFCs as .txt into a
RFC-alldirectory within the main directory of the repository
- (optional: downloaded an updated version of rfc-index.xml from the IETF)
python search.pywill create a file
rfc-search.jsonwith the section titles and lengths for every available RFC
- changes to search.py allow for basic string matching against all RFCs (or similar code for all W3C TRs)
d3.jsvisualizations of some of the measurements