I *never* used the XSD schema in fifteen years.

jmt




On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:51:14 -0700
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.
> 



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Jean-Marie Thomas




Informatique technique et scientifique

http://www.dxdydz.net




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