+ for rng only.
I can honestly say I've never used xml schema for docbook (or anything
else for that matter)
   I do validate many instances though, using Jing / oXygen

On 18 October 2016 at 19:51, Bob Stayton <b...@sagehill.net> wrote:
> The DocBook Technical Committee is considering dropping the XML Schema
> version of DocBook in a future version 6.  We would like to hear from any
> members of the DocBook community who would be affected by this change.
> Let me be clear that this change is not on the horizon, but part of our long
> term planning.  The DocBook TC takes great care in maintaining backwards
> compatibility on point releases because we know how much the DocBook
> community relies on stable sources.  When DocBook rolls to a new major
> version number, we treat that as an opportunity to introduce changes that
> are not backwards compatible.  The change from 4 to 5 was such.  If we
> foresee such changes coming, we give the DocBook community very advanced
> notice to prepare for them.
> We will continue to maintain the DocBook standard in RelaxNG with Schematron
> rules, and will continue to generate a compatible DTD.
> However, the process of maintaining the XSD version of DocBook is proving
> burdensome because it cannot be completely generated by a conversion
> program, and requires manual tweaking.  Because we are not sure if anyone is
> actually using the XSD version, we are wondering if this is worth the
> effort.  If you are using it, or have tools that depend on XSD, please let
> us know.
> You can reply directly to me if you don't want to discuss it on the mailing
> list.
> --
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> b...@sagehill.net
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