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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Salz [mailto:rsalz@datapower.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 19:42
> To: Tim Bray
> Cc: Charles White; Kiran Nadgir; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Urgent !!
> > Dealing with
> > ASN.1 is a good way to increase your appreciation for XML -Tim
> Just to be pedantic:  I assume you really mean "some binary 
> encoding of ASN.1" (DER or BER, for example).  ASN.1 itself 
> is just the data language.
> If the Infoset were written in terms of ASN.1 many problems 
> would vanish.

I think I have already heard about this (Alaric?).  It would not be hard
at all to provide a description of the infoset in the ASN.1 language (or
has it already been done?).  A value of this ASN.1 "Infoset" data type
could then be encoded in PER.

Exchanging such PER encodings of the infoset would be, in many cases, an
interesting alternative to exchanging XML documents.  The reduction in
size can be significant, and so can the reduction in parsing time (PER
is fast to encode and decode).

All of this could be done immediately, by using current off-the-shelf

Alessandro Triglia

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