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Re: proposed: use abstract syntax notation (asn06)

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 17:19:56 -0500
To: public-rif-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <19491.1163456396@cs.sunysb.edu>

> Chris Welty wrote:
> > Still, I'd be very surprised if there wasn't already something out there 
> > that provided this kind of functionality and would be happy to hear of it.
> Well there is ASN.1 of course (I assume the name asn06 is a deliberate 
> pun on that).
> ASN.1 is pretty complex but I guess it might be possible to make asn06 a 
> strict subset of ASN.1 then one could use the various ASN.1 tools for 
> generating concrete serializations using the standardized or custom 
> encoding rules.
> Though I detect a lack of fondness in people's voices when they talk 
> about ASN.1 ...

I think we are discussing tertiary issues at the time when there is a lot
of work ahead on the primary ones. No wonder that after 1 year we are still
arguing what a core of RIF is.

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