ASN.1 NULL tag: 05

The ASN.1 NULL type is used when you need a placeholder for which there is no value. For example, it can be used to mark a currently empty space. The NULL type has only one possible value, also called NULL.


PlaceHolder ::= NULL
currentlyUnknown NULL ::= NULL
NULL encoding example
currentlyUnknown ::= NULL

In BER, the NULL type value defined in the example above is encoded as follows:

05 00


The NULL type can be constrained by a single value.

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