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

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> 1) The most general ASN.1 application was the OSI protocol stack, right?
> In that stack, everything supported BER at least, and there was
> negotiation to see if both sides preferred something else. So everything
> was interoperable (thanks to BER being universal) and more advanced
> encodings could be used where needed.

And this general OSI protocol stack could be found where, exactly? :)

ASN.1 has use and value, but the OSI stack died stillborn.  Maybe
things are/were different in Europe -- you had JANET which was an
X.400/Internet email gateway, but how widespread was that?  It only
took a few years for the US DoD to give up on GOSIP (government
procurement of OSI protocols) when they couldn't buy a single damn

Let's keep ASN1 seprate from OSI; it only hurts your cause to comingle
	/r$, who's apprently feeling a
Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology       http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway  http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview      http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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