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RE: Images embedded in XML

What's XDR?

Do you "External Data Representation", or "XML-Data Reduced" ?

If the former - I don't know much about it, but this page ( 
http://ntrg.cs.tcd.ie/4ba2/presentation/xdrandber.html ) claims it's an 
implementation of ASN.1.

As an ISO standard, the ASN.1 stuff is easily available to people with 

It seems like there's enough free stuff to "read between the lines" on it, 
but it takes some dedication.

Here's a handful of relevant links I dug up:


It also looks like the SGML folks have already been here, and developed an 
ASN.1 encoding of SGML documents. Or vice-versa? Might be worth looking 

My point is that what you're proposing is in fact useful, and has already 
been researched and implemented for at least a decade. I suggest learning as 
much as you can about it before duplicating it (not that you won't want to 
duplicate it, but you'll do a better job).

-Wayne Steele

>From: "Al B. Snell" <alaric@alaric-snell.com>
>To: Wayne Steele <xmlmaster@hotmail.com>
>CC: danny@panlanka.net, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: RE: Images embedded in XML
>Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 13:14:51 +0100 (BST)
>On Sat, 7 Apr 2001, Wayne Steele wrote:
> > Are you guys familiar with ASN.1 ?
>I'd be more familiar if I knew where to find documentation on it :-(
>/me prefers XDR - it's in an RFC :-)
> > -Wayne Steele

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