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> The restriction of ASN.1 is that all parties *must* agree on a set of type
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.
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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