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   RE: [xml-dev] RE: Why a "general" solution? (was: RE: [xml-dev]XML Binar

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is there an open source tool for converting xml to ans.1? and back too i


On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 05:41, Bob Wyman wrote:
> Claude L Bullard wrote:
> > If we follow this to a logical conclusion, I 
> > think we will end up with a binary-design 
> > toolkit, not a single binary. 
> 	I doubt it. For XML interop, we only need to worry about the
> use of alternatives that are appropriate for use in the same domain in
> which XML is useful. Thus, we don't have to worry about the *general*
> problem of binary-format design. (i.e. there may be techniques that
> are appropriate when designing something like jpeg but I don't think
> we have to worry about XML interchange of image data any time soon.
> (<pixel red="999" blue="333"...</pixel>)
> 	For the domain in which XML is useful and thus XML interop is
> meaningful, I am confident that we'll eventually "discover" that ASN.1
> (either traditional or X.finfo) is sufficient to be the common binary
> form. Thus, I would suggest that the XML community focus on interop
> with ASN.1 and friends rather than trying to solve the general
> binary-interop problem.
> 	One nice feature of accepting ASN.1 is it's name... It doesn't
> include any "X"'s. Thus, you get compactness, speed of parsing, and
> even patent protection! (i.e. no creative lawyer will be able to argue
> that ASN.1 is just an alternative form of XML and is covered by the
> growing number of XML specific patents...)
> 		bob wyman
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