2.3 Special Data Type Encodings

The various CIM data types have special binary encodings that are implied by the ABNF rules that are specified in sections 2.2.72 and 2.2.79. However, three special cases require further techniques: the CIM DateTime type, CIM reference types, and the encoding of method signatures for CIM methods. These encodings affect only the format of the values and do not introduce new binary-level encoding rules.