IPP> PRO - A value-type field for the Protocol Spec proposal

IPP> PRO - A value-type field for the Protocol Spec proposal

IPP> PRO - A value-type field for the Protocol Spec proposal

Larry Masinter masinter at parc.xerox.com
Thu Jun 5 22:35:00 EDT 1997


# Alternative Solutions


Personally, I think you should consider the following two
possible solutions if you want extensibility and the
possibility of nested structures:


 a) use ASN.1. Right now, you're on the verge of reinventing
    it.
 b) use XML. It requires a (simple) parser, but it seems
    to be useful for encoding arbitrary length strings,
    nested structures, etc.


Larry

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