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

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On Monday, Nov 3, 2003, at 11:08 America/Detroit, Bob Wyman wrote:

> 	Complete commercial implementations are available, it would be
> hard to justify their cost if they weren't. The difference is that the
> commercial projects are addressing the needs of hundreds of projects
> which represent enough variety in their requirements that a full ASN.1
> implementation is needed to satisfy them all. Also, since people are
> paying money for the stuff, they tend to complain louder and expect
> rapid response whenever it is found that something that they need from
> an ASN.1 standard is not implemented properly in the commercial tool.

Sounds like SGML circa 1996!  Maybe it's time for a serious refactoring 
of ASN.1 to find the 80/20 point in there.   Maybe ASN.2 could be to 
ASN.1 what XML is to SGML.


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