Okay, here's what I know (although I'm wading into unfamiliar waters and if
someone out there could throw me a life preserver, that would be great).
METS is written in (W3C) Schema Langauage. I don't know how well METS
would deal with (OASIS) RelaxNG schemas. But I don't know enough to know
if this is a question of parsers and other tools, or if this is really a
matter of schema language incompatibility.
Wendell? Sebastian? Have I given you enough information for you to throw
me a line, or only enough rope to hang myself with?
At 02:35 PM 9/19/2002 -0400, Wendell Piez wrote:
>I'm glad you posted your synopsis on METS and other technologies for
>metadata management. There's one point that I'm hoping you might clarify a
>bit (in the interest of parsing this out as cleanly as we can in order to
>avoid confusion about technology requirements):
>At 12:41 PM 9/19/2002, you wrote:
>>So one thing that's important about BOTH OAI and METS is that they rely on
>>XML schema language and the use of XML namespaces. So for something to
>>play with OAI or METS, it needs to comply to schema.
>What do you mean here by "comply to schema"? What kind of dependency on W3C
>XML Schema does METS bring with it? Would an alternative schema technology
>that supports namespaces (in particular, RelaxNG would seem the obvious
>candidate) be thinkable as a means of validation and maintenance of these
>datasets? Or is there something in XML Schema besides namespaces (the
>PSVI?) that METS assumes?
>Thanks for the clarification. I'm sure all of us who have TEI data, and who
>are looking at the proliferation of schema languages and validation
>strategies (and wondering about their impact on us), appreciate the attention.
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