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

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Alaric B Snell wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>> If all you have is an ASN.1 schema, and you're on the receiving side, 
>> you don't know what you're going to get. If it's an ER you don't know 
>> about you won't read it. That just won't happen if you're using XML. 
>> You can chose to consider this unimportant, but a lot of us XML folks 
>> think it is a core asset.
> Heheh, any XML folk who thinks that this is an asset of XML haven't read:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#charencoding
> "processors are, of course, not required to support all IANA-registered 
> encodings"

There are several levels of concreteness, and they will vary according 
to who you talk to. To some endianness is of high importance, while 
others will tell you that it doesn't matter at the level at which they 
are working. XML hits the concrete level when it reaches Unicode, 
anything below that being pretty much someone else's problem. I guess 
that's part of what makes it a textual format.

That being said, I'd have been happier with just UTF-8 and UTF-16, but 
I'm nevertheless happy with what we have now.

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