Summary

An Amendment 1 is provided for ITU-T Rec. X.680 | ISO/IEC 8824-1, ITU-T Rec. X.681 | ISO/IEC 8824-2, ITU-T Rec. X.690 | ISO/IEC 8825-1, ITU-T Rec. X.691 | ISO/IEC 8825-2 and ITU-T Rec. X.693 | ISO/IEC 8825-4. These amendments provide the following:

Correction of a bug in CXER resulting from allowing white-space between a minus sign and a following INTEGER or REAL value (CXER was not canonical). This is no longer permitted, in value notation, XML Value Notation or in XER and CXER. This is a change and not an addition.

Addition of encoding instructions in an ASN.1 module, using either a type prefix or within an encoding control section, in order to specify variations of the BASIC-XER encodings. These encoding instructions are designed to support mappings from an XSD specification to an ASN.1 specification. This provision has meant a change of terminology, where a type with "[]" in front of it is a prefixed type, and the "[]" notation may or may not be a tag. This change of terminology results in changes to the text (but not the substance) of the BER and PER specifications.

The addition of NaN (Not-a-Number) and minus zero as new values for REAL (support for encoding these new values is provided in Amendment 1 to ITU-T Rec. X.690 | ISO/IEC 8825-1 and to ITU-T Rec. X.691 | ISO/IEC 8825-2, as well as in Amendment 1 to ITU-T Rec. X.693 | ISO/IEC 8825-4).

The addition of new XML Value Notations for REAL, BOOLEAN, ENUMERATED, and INTEGER that use text rather than empty-element tags for the values. These are available in XML Value Notation and in EXTENDED-XER, but not in BASIC-XER (for reasons of backwards-compatibility).

Changes to the XML Value Notation for sequence-of (and the XER encodings) to provide delimitation of values where they are not XML elements (this occurs with the additional XML Value Notations, and only affects use of those additional XML Value Notations). This change is only concerned with use of XML Value Notations that have been added by this amendment, and these are not allowed in BASIC-XER, which is not affected.

This provides the necessary basic support for EXTENDED-XER.