OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] ASN.1 is an XML Schema Language (Fix those lists!) and Bin

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

mc@xegesis.org (Michael Champion) writes:
>I'm probably more sympathetic to alternative serializations of the XML  
>Infoset than most people on this list, but I'm far from convinced that  
>ASN.1 is a useful part of the XML suite of tools.

I'm reasonably convinced that ASN.1 makes more sense than XML for a lot
of projects where vendors are investing vast amounts of money and

If some aspect of ASN.1 can cover mixed content and open content models,
I'm happy to welcome it to my regular list of XML schema languages.
Otherwise, I'll be happy to continue promoting ASN.1 as an _alternative_
to XML, albeit one with ASN.1->XML->ASN.1 interoperability.

(It's the anyXML->ASN.1->anyXML part that seems to remain a problem.)

I also wish there were open source tools for ASN.1 that just reported
the contents of an ASN.1 message, more like the open-ended approach that
XML parsers have generally taken.

There could be some very cool stuff there. 


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS