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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: tpassin@home.com
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 11:50:07 -0400

tpassin@home.com wrote:

> One of the interesting issues is
> that ASN.1 has both named data types and named identifiers (an element has
> both a type and an identifier), but in XML you have only element names
> (basically representing complex data types).  So do you use identifiers or
> data type names, and what do you do with the other of the pair?  There are a
> lot of possible solutions.

There are, but the natural SGML/XML one is to map the ASN.1 type onto the
element type/generic identifier, and the ASN.1 identifier onto an attribute
of type ID.


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