[Biopython-dev] ASN.1

Jeffrey Chang jchang at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Sat May 26 01:49:30 EDT 2001

It's a context-free grammar used for data at the NCBI.  It was invented
before XML, but technically, should be able to handle equivalent data.  I
don't know if it's used outside of NCBI -- I've never seen it.


> From: "Cayte" <katel at worldpath.net>
> Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 23:49:00 -0700
> To: "Cayte" <katel at worldpath.net>, <biopython-dev at biopython.org>
> Subject: [Biopython-dev] ASN.1
> How much is ASN.1 used?  I just looked at a sequence in ASN.1.  My first
> impression is that its close enough to xml that it should be xml( a
> heirarchical structure )  but I havent delved into it?  What does it offer
> beyond xml?
> Cayte
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