Shouldn't we eventually get rid of DER in XML formats?

2010-09-14 00:00:00 +0100

Having most electronic document formats XML based shouldn’t we gradually move from embedded DER blobs to certificates in native XML? We have OOXML, ODF. We also have XAdES and XML-DSig, on which all the others are based. All these formats share one interesting historic remnant - the X509Data element. The element stores an X.509 certificates in DER format, encoded as BASE64. An example: