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Re: Make HTTP 2.0 message/transport format agnostic

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 07:21:04 +0000
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
cc: "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Kevin Cathcart <kevincathcart@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <19505.1333264864@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAHBU6ivKQypwvHPf09FjENm57DsPnH=qehbRSknHW+jpyo75dw@mail.gmail.com>
, Tim Bray writes:

>Funny you should mention that.  ASN.1 has historically been a
>miserable failure;

About the only place ASN.1 survives, are in contexts where the OSI
protocols was an inspiration or basis for the work:  SNMP and X.50[0-9]

For SNMP, ASN.1 was a political trick to make SNMP acceptable as a
"gateway drug" to CMIP.

For X.50[0-9] I don't know the story.

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