Re: [SPAM] Generalizing the stats hierarchy

I'm warming to this idea….

My first Java applet was an SNMP monitor for the UPS MIB - back when applets were new and cool (briefly) '96? .
You could see the state of the battery on a dial in your web browser.
Maybe I'll write a ASN1 parser in javascript ;-)


On 26 Sep 2012, at 00:11, Martin Thomson wrote:

> On 25 September 2012 11:10, Harald Alvestrand <> wrote:
>> You young whippersnappers! ASN.1's debut was in X.409 - the Red Book - the
>> 1984 ITU standards collection.
>> 28 years is definitely more than a decade!
> Exactly.  It's almost as old as me.
>>> ASN.1 doesn't have encodings.
>> Have they changed the meaning of "E" in BER / PER / DER *again*?
> Those aren't the Abstract Syntax Number One.  Those are just things
> that *use* the Abstract Syntax Number One.
> BTW, you know it is good because no one decided to make Number Two.
> Obviously, the encoding rules have less of that timeless quality you
> are looking for.
>>> JER is almost here.
>> You mean as suggsted by PHB?
> PHB has spoken.  You know it will happen.  I don't want to be present
> for the OCTET STRING debate where base64 faces off against base64url,
> with "array of numbers" as the runner with long odds.

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