RE: Can XSLT produce binary output: ASN.1-BER
>I have a XML document and would like to transform it to ASN.1-BER. >How would I do this with XSLT? Does not seem like a good idea. Of course it's Turing complete. Heh >The BER is a binary format but so is PDF. Therefore it should be possible? >Has anyone done that already? PDF is a text format with the possibility of having various stream filters inside it. The following text is a valid PDF file from the PDF specification: %PDF-1.3 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [4 0 R] /Count 1 >> endobj 4 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] /Contents 5 0 R /Resources << /ProcSet 6 0 R /Font << /F1 7 0 R >> >> >> endobj 5 0 obj << /Length 73 >> stream BT /F1 24 Tf 100 100 Td (Hello World) Tj ET endstream endobj 6 0 obj [/PDF /Text] endobj 7 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Helvetica /Encoding /MacRomanEncoding >> endobj xref 0 8 0000000000 65535 f 0000000009 00000 n 0000000074 00000 n 0000000120 00000 n 0000000179 00000 n 0000000364 00000 n 0000000466 00000 n 0000000496 00000 n trailer << /Size 8 /Root 1 0 R >> startxref 625 %%EOF As per my admittedly limited understanding BER is a format for establishing Binary Encoding Rules, and not a binary format itself. In other words I have always understood it to be text, a quick google seems to confirm me in this belief, if you can show me elsewhere that this is not so I would be appreciative. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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