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RE: ASN.1 and XML
- From: "Al B. Snell" <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 20:21:35 +0100 (BST)
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> They didn't have to. You want technical excellence;
> they want results. Bach is technically excellent.
> It is a poor choice of material at a disco.
If something doesn't get results it's not technically
excellent. Technically excellent things are a subset of things that get
results, which generally consistently get good results in a wide range of
> Do you think all of those who created SGML weapt for joy
> when they saw HTML? Some weapt alright. They knew they
> would get to spend the next several years pulling the
> web up to an understanding of the requirements for
> complex hypermedia systems.
I can imagine, especially since so much non well formed HTML was generated
in the name of SGML :-)
The use of pseudo-ASN.1 in RFCs worries me in perhaps the same way.
> If it makes you mad, good. That's a start in the
> right direction.
Ah, but my poor heart... I'll be on my deathbed before I'm 40, I know it
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software