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

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tpassin@comcast.net wrote:
>>You're missing the point, the operative word being "universality". An 
>>XML parser can successfully read anything produced based on an XML 
>>schema language (not to mention all that can be done without any schema) 
>>-- unless that schema language is ASN.1 (which could be an argument for 
>>saying it isn't exactly an XML schema language).
> I read this part of the thread differently.  The point, I think, was that 
> there would be a default encoding, and others could be used by negotiation.
> A parser would only have to be able to decode the default, and that would be
> used if negotiation disclosed that either side could only do the default.
> So if the default were xml, we would get full interop the same as we do now.
> No need for a parser to have to decode all those other encodings.

How does this work (amongst other cases) when:

  - you can't negotiate
  - XML is not an option

I'm not saying it's unsolvable, I'm saying the solution is more complex 
than that. And that the trade-offs involved in adding a second universal 
format with a W3C imprimatur are hard to evaluate.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Scientist, Expway      http://expway.com/
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