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[WIP RFC 1/5] Documentation: order protocol v2 sections




The git command line expects Git servers to follow a specific order of
sections when transmitting protocol v2 responses, but this is not
explicit in the documentation. Make the order explicit.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/technical/protocol-v2.txt | 18 ++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/technical/protocol-v2.txt b/Documentation/technical/protocol-v2.txt
index 09e4e0273f..345c00e08c 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/protocol-v2.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/protocol-v2.txt
@@ -309,11 +309,11 @@ the 'wanted-refs' section in the server's response as explained below.
 
 The response of `fetch` is broken into a number of sections separated by
 delimiter packets (0001), with each section beginning with its section
-header.
+header. Most sections are sent only when the packfile is sent.
 
-    output = *section
-    section = (acknowledgments | shallow-info | wanted-refs | packfile)
-	      (flush-pkt | delim-pkt)
+    output = acknowledgements flush-pkt |
+	     [acknowledgments delim-pkt] [shallow-info delim-pkt]
+	     [wanted-refs delim-pkt] packfile flush-pkt
 
     acknowledgments = PKT-LINE("acknowledgments" LF)
 		      (nak | *ack)
@@ -335,9 +335,10 @@ header.
 	       *PKT-LINE(%x01-03 *%x00-ff)
 
     acknowledgments section
-	* If the client determines that it is finished with negotiations
-	  by sending a "done" line, the acknowledgments sections MUST be
-	  omitted from the server's response.
+	* If the client determines that it is finished with negotiations by
+	  sending a "done" line (thus requiring the server to send a packfile),
+	  the acknowledgments sections MUST be omitted from the server's
+	  response.
 
 	* Always begins with the section header "acknowledgments"
 
@@ -388,9 +389,6 @@ header.
 	  which the client has not indicated was shallow as a part of
 	  its request.
 
-	* This section is only included if a packfile section is also
-	  included in the response.
-
     wanted-refs section
 	* This section is only included if the client has requested a
 	  ref using a 'want-ref' line and if a packfile section is also
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