At Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:42:48 -0400,
"Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Is their an LC policy against relying on externally located documents?
> No. Absolutely not.
> > W3C seems to have a fairly decent history of keeping their URLs
> > persistent, and they do have a statement in regards to this document.
> The problem is that w3c complains from time to time that their server (where
> the xml.xsd file is located) is encountering an abnormally high number of
> requests, and we have tracked that down, on more than one occasion, to
> someone who is validating a large number of MODS records.
Thanks for clarifying. I’d forgotten about that.
I suppose my question then is: since W3C is committed to maintaining
xml.xsd on the web, and it is pretty trivial to either (a) cache this
document so it isn’t fetched every time a MODS file is being verified
or (b) modify the xml.xsd to point to a local institution’s copy,
would it not be better to let this stand, rather than take on the task
of maintaining a compatible copy of xml.xsd?
But of course it is not me who will be maintaining this document, so I
don’t mean to raise a fuss.