Talk:External Data Representation

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OSI[edit]

I am deleting the part which goes ... is an IETF standard from 1995 of the presentation layer in the OSI model.. Probably true, but irrelevant. JöG (talk) 21:41, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Certainly misleading, because the ISO OSI protocols used ASN.1 instead of XDR.

No Sun??[edit]

Egad, no mention of Sun Microsystems who developed it? COI warning: I was part of that team. Surely we can mention that with a neutral point of view. Also needs to be compared to others of the time and later. W Nowicki (talk) 21:49, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

What is "no mention of Sun" in this sentence: “XDR was developed in the mid 1980s at Sun Microsystems, and first widely published in 1987.[1] XDR became an IETF standard in 1995.” ? --15:07, 22 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by RokerHRO (talkcontribs)

Well there is now, after I fixed it. :-) If you look at the history, I adde the comment before I fixed the article. Still needs more detail and sources. There were actually vast debates at the time about how XDR would never catch on because the overhead of swapping all those bytes would be far too much. We need a lead section that sumarizes, and then put details into the body. W Nowicki (talk) 17:25, 22 July 2011 (UTC)