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On Tue, 04 Feb 2003 09:07:20 -0500
Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> Would you have a sense of how this binary representation comparse with
> that of ASN.1 ?
ASN.1 is, from what I gather, a method of specifying data formats in
communication protocols and there are facilities for interconversion
between ASN.1 and XML but I'm not sure whether one can generate SAX
events or construct a DOM tree directly from an ASN.1 format document.
They say that no tree information is stored in the binary encoding.
Apparently, you can generate an ASN.1 binary encoding for your
language specification and there are tools that will generate parsers
in several languages for that format. The problem here is that
you'd have to modifiy your parser every time you make changes to your
specification. This is a major headache, IMHO, since you'll have to
bundle a parser with your applications and off-the-shelf parsers would
With Xqueeze, all that you need to port an existing XML-based
application to xqML based one is an off-the-shelf xqML parser at the
consumer end and an xqML generator at the source end. [On this
thought, is there a standard API for generating XML documents? I have
implemented counterparts of some of expat's API for XML. I also was
suggested to implement API for generating xqML from a given DOM tree
but I haven't done that yet.]
Please correct me if I have misunderstood some or all of this.
>  http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/xml/
Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST)
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