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   Re: [xml-dev] Xml is _not_ self describing

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On Thursday 17 January 2002 10:53 am, Al Snell wrote:
> > FWIW. I also believe in "the right syntax for the job".
> One of the nice things about ASN.1 is that instead of (say) an XML
> schema you specify an "abstract syntax", which is basically a data
> model, and then use any of a library of "transfer syntaxes" which
> map from that abstract syntax to strings of bits.

I quite like this approach because it allows you to perform late 
optimization as needed.


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