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> For the record, there's nothing Java specific about the encoding. Data
> is encoded using ASN.1 Packed Encoding Rules (PER). ASN.1 was around
> long before Java, PER is not based on Java serialization. I would expect
> a C based ASN.1 PER library to perform as well as a Java equivalent.
Do you force byte alignment within the PER message?
This will be comical when using crypto in XML, DER->base64->PER. :)
Why not use DER? Hand-coded (or probably more accurately,
IDL-compiler-generated) parser could just skip the tags, in most cases
the lengths would be single-byte, and you'd get better interop. Seems
like that's closer to the 80/20.
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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