This was my understanding also. As with DisplayString, BITS is only a
"hint" as to how OCTET STRING is to be interpreted.
Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions
On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Ira McDonald wrote:
> Hi Lloyd,
> Actually the type BITS is a pseudotype (not even a textual
> convention) defined in SMIv2, which becomes OCTET STRING
> over the wire. They were never different.
> - Ira McDonald
> High North Inc