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

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Bob Wyman wrote:

> 	It also means that 20 years from now, when someone comes up
> with some amazing new syntax, my ASN.1 based system will be able to
> communicate with it by simply changing encoding rules, not abstract
> syntax. Just as the ASN.1 modules that I wrote back in the early 80's,
> in a very different world, can be used virtually unchanged today to
> generate valid XML. If I had defined those old modules in a concrete
> syntax, I would have to rewrite program logic today, not simply link
> in the E-XER encoding rules...


I find it more valuable that new programs should be able
to read old data than that old programs should handle
(the same old data structures dressed up in) new concrete

--Joe English



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