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Re: XML certificate ...

From: Carl Ellison <cme@jf.intel.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:31:17 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.20000510123117.00baf100@ibeam.jf.intel.com>
To: Ken Goldman <kgold@watson.ibm.com>
Cc: w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org
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At 09:39 AM 5/10/00 -0400, Ken Goldman wrote:
>Also new to the list.
>
>ASN.1 is hard to read because it is so compact while XML is easy to
>read because it's verbose.
>
>For certificates, there is a big advantage to compactness, as they
>often have to be stored on limited memory devices like smart cards.
>
>I'd like to see a size comparison.  On a smart card, 100 bytes can be
>very important.

If it's size you care about, SPKI's S-expressions beat ASN.1 in all side-by-side
comparisons we've done.


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