At Thu, 8 Mar 2007 09:47:48 -0500,
Terry Catapano <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It would be great to have an official RNG version of METS, but
> wouldn't the lack of RNG versions of external schemas upon which METS
> relies limit its usefulness? One could include data in official RNG
> for TEIHEADER and EAD, for example, but not (to my knowledge at least)
> MODS, MARC, MIX, METSRIGHTS, PREMIS, etc... for which only W3C schemas
> are available.
> Am I correct, or is inclusion of external namespaces in different
> schema *languages* not as much of a problem as I think it is?
Certainly, for the tools that I am aware of one must stick to a schema
On the other hand, with the Sun Relax NG converter it is pretty easy
to get a workable Relax NG schema from an XSchema pretty quickly, so I
don’t think it’s that much of an issue. I have a MODS Relax NG schema
lying around as well; and MARXML would be almost trivially easy.
In response to Clifford Wulfman’s remark, just to clarify, I’m not
really prepared to commit to creating & maintaining a schema; I just
volunteered to host it on the 7train web site. Thinking further,
however, it sounds like there might be interest in a suite of Relax NG
versions of METS, MODS, MARCXML, and other LC schemas, so perhaps they
deserve their own project, on Google Code or SourceForge, or wherever
would be most appropriate.