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Fast Infoset does NOT require ASN.1

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It is hard to correct misconceptions, but let me try:


Fast Infoset does not require a ASN.1 toolkit.

The misconception probably arises because the

ITU-T Rec. X.891 | ISO/IEC 24824-1 Specification

uses the ASN.1 descriptive formalism and because it
was done by the same ISO / ITU-T group that worked over the years on ASN.1,
but there is no required dependency - for instance the

Implementation in Project GlassFish
does not use ASN.1 at all.





A Cray 2

I'm mentioning this because of Paul's latest blog on
Fast Infoset
and Scientific Computation
where he reviews an article on
Binary XML for Scientific Computations
which,
unfortunately get this part wrong.
Please help us correct this misconception.

There has been good recent progress on Fast Infoset, including

More Implementations
.
Paul also wrote recently about
API Improvements for External Vocabularies
and

Encoding and Decoding Primitive Types
.


The picture is one of the
Cray 2
of of the classical-style
Super Computer used in complex
scientific computations.
A different tackle on handling computationally intensive problems focuses not just on
the actual run-time but on the design-to-result time in DARPA's
High Productivity Computing Intiative,
including
Sun's Efforts.

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