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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: Schema vs Schema-free

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> The restriction of ASN.1 is that all parties *must* agree on a set of type
> definitions.

Yup.  And in exchange, it gets a lot for that.

Folks here are saying that this requirement doesn't have to be true in 
order to use XML effectively.

> I have yet to hear a convincing argument that ASN.1 is inherently less
> interoperable than XML.  Historical accidents, such as buggy software, are
> not relevant.

I agree with you.  My concern comes when the two are intermixed.


Disclaimer:  My boss made me sign up for the W3C "binary xml" WG.

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