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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: [docbook] future of DocBook XML Schema (XSD)?

DocBook standard in RelaxNG with Schematron does all I need

On 10/18/2016 03:27 PM, Tim Arnold wrote:
I don't use xsd either.
I use docbook.nvdl with the onvdl program.

thanks for asking!

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com
<mailto:dave.pawson@gmail.com>> wrote:

    + 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 <bobs@sagehill.net
    <mailto:bobs@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
    > 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
    > notice to prepare for them.
    > We will continue to maintain the DocBook standard in RelaxNG with
    > rules, and will continue to generate a compatible DTD.
    > However, the process of maintaining the XSD version of DocBook is
    > 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
    > bobs@sagehill.net <mailto:bobs@sagehill.net>
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