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Miles Sabin wrote:
> Depends how you look at it. ASN.1 has a long and relatively successful
> history of use directly in network protocol elements. XML has a (not
> quite so long) history as passive protocol _payload_, but it's use
> directly in network protocol elements is comparatively novel with
> XML-RPC or SOAP/WSDL/WS-CHOR or XMPP.
> So who's proposing the change? Maybe the burden of proof lies with
> ASN.1's detractors?
Questions of quality of the underlying protocol aside, XML has a huge
lead in terms of the number range of available tools. -Tim