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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 16:56
> To: Charles White
> Cc: Kiran Nadgir; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Urgent !!
> Charles White wrote:
> > Try the IBM XML Security Suite:
> > 
> > http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/xmlsecuritysuite
> > 
> > It has an ASN1 module.
> Didn't work for me.  Failed silently.  Data provider had to send me 
> their custom unpacker, which mashed non-ASCII chars too.  
> Dealing with 
> ASN.1 is a good way to increase your appreciation for XML 

My appreciation for XML is already big, and so is my appreciation for
ASN.1, its binary encoding rules, and its XML encoding rules.

Whatever problems you may experience when you use a **bad** ASN.1 tool,
you are going to experience similar problems when you will use a **bad**
tool for any form of "binarized" XML.  A bad tool is a bad tool.  ASN.1
does binary as well as it does XML - you choose the form of encoding
that best fits your needs.  The standards are out there and good tools
are out there.

Alessandro Triglia

> -Tim
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