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Re: Non-XML binary formats.

From: Ed Day <eday@obj-sys.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:20:45 -0500
Message-ID: <01a801c4d661$ac3458a0$4800000a@objsys1>
To: "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw@lig.net>, <bob@wyman.us>
Cc: "'David Ryan'" <david@einet.com.au>, <public-xml-binary@w3.org>

> After 20+ years, ASN.1 related software and standards haven't evolved
> and become available in ways that satisfy many current requirements or
> developers.  There are many reasons for this.

Such as?

>
> Could you point me to free, public specifications of those encoding
> format details and the ASN.1 schema definition semantics?

http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/en/standards/index.htm

>
> sdw
>
> Bob Wyman wrote:
>
> >David Ryan wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I'd be interested if anyone is working on, or knows of
> >>binary formats with similar characteristics of binary XML
> >>but is not based on XML?
> >>
> >>
> > The encoding formats that have been defined for ASN.1 are the
> >"classic" binary formats that you would want to study. ASN.1, the
"abstract
> >syntax notation 1", has been around for something like 20 years now and
can
> >be used to define a wide variety of formats including text based formats
> >like XML as well as the binary formats BER, PER, DER, etc. ASN.1 is most
> >commonly known as the schema language for SNMP, X.500 Security
Certificates,
> >etc. Also, ASN.1 is relied on heavily by the telecommunications industry.
> > In my opinion, the most logical thing for the W3C to do is accept
> >ASN.1 as an XML Schema language (it's use as one is defined by
international
> >ISO standards) and to rely on the 20 years of development by the ASN.1
> >community in developing and supporting binary formats. We don't need
> >yet-another-standard format and it is unlikely that any new effort is
going
> >to be able to satisfy any larger community then the ASN.1 effort has been
> >able to address in 20 years of listening to and responding to
requirements.
> >
> > bob wyman
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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