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   Re: [xml-dev] ASN.1t schema languages?

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On Wednesday 22 January 2003 18:52, Tim Bray wrote:

> Speaking as one who has just invested several very painful solid days
> trying to pick apart 1.3 million data records transmitted in ASN.1/BER
> (the one or two publicly available pieces of software that claimed to do
> BER silently failed to do anything, the information provider's own C
> program was idiosyncratic, failed to compile out of the box, and ran
> painfully slow), and then discovered that all the non-ASCII characters
> are hosed, I hope that this effort bears fruit.
> At the moment I am about ready to categorically refuse ever to deal with
> anything that has anything to do with ASN.1. Bah.  -Tim

Sounds like it was a lame implementation, rather than ASN.1 itself at 
fault... ASN.1/BER handles Unicode fine, and normally works OK! If you refuse 
to deal with anything that has anything to do with ASN.1, does that mean 
you'll never use SSL or LDAP or SNMP or the telephone network again? :-)


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