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   Re: [xml-dev] Fwd: [e-lang] Protocol implementation errors

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Miles Sabin wrote:

> Joe English wrote,
> > I'm not familiar with [DPX]ER, but the BER is a tag-length-value
> > scheme with variable length tags (!), variable length length fields
> > (!!), and two different ways of encoding the length (!!!)
> Is this really so much harder to deal with than UTF-8 which all
> conforming XML parsers have to handle?

My impression: yes, the BER TLV scheme is much, much harder
to deal with than UTF-8.

And that's just the TLV scheme; there's plenty more complexity
in the BER besides that (see previous message for a small sample).

--Joe English



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