OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] BER To XML Data Conversion

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

> Do you know of anyone else working on this sort of functionality?

See http://www.obj-sys.com/products_asn1ve.shtml


Ed Day
Objective Systems, Inc.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian G. Holmes" <bgh@holmespun.biz>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:01 AM
Subject: [xml-dev] BER To XML Data Conversion

> XML-DEV...
> Hello!  I am new to XML, and have just discovered XML-DEV.  I am 
> writing to you now to request comments, suggestions, and 
> recommendations on some work I am doing.  You could say that I am also 
> looking for the problem that fits my solution.  :)
> I have written some software that converts protocol data from the 
> binary BER format to XML.  BER is a popular format for encoding 
> protocols that are defined using ASN.1.
> The conversion process is protocol-specific.  The software applies 
> element names and data formats as per the ASN.1 protocol definition. 
> The software is capable of handling several of the current protocols 
> defined by ASN.1, and that support can be easily extended to include 
> many others.  Popular protocols such as SNMP, LDAP, MAP, TCAP, and 
> X.509 are already supported.
> Most of these protocols are easy 'base' protocols.  But the software 
> is also able to support the massive and complex GSM/UMTS MAP protocol, 
> where it must perform the MAP conversion based on information is takes 
> from a TCAP base.  I hope to support X.509 certificate extensions in a 
> similar manner in the future.
> Please see http://www.holmespun.biz/berasno/ for details and examples.
> I am currently working on the XML to BER conversion functionality.  I 
>   would like to find a partner or a sponsor... or at least hear some 
> words of encouragement... before I spend too much more of my time.
> Obviously, I am not sure how useful the functionality is, but it seems 
> to be unique, so I thought I would write to ask for your opinions.
> What do you think of the functionality in general?
> Do you know of anyone else working on this sort of functionality?
> Do you know of any commercial use for this functionality?
> What do you think of my implementation of it specifically?
> How could the resulting XML be improved?
> Are there other protocols that you would like to see supported?
> Do you have some data that you would like to see converted?
> Please feel free to forward this message to anyone else you think 
> might be interested.
> Thank you.
> ...Brian
> -- 
> ________________________
> Holmespun Solutions, LLC
> http://www.holmespun.biz
> 919-844-7713
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an
> initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org>
> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/
> To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription
> manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php>


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS