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Re: XML Schema usage statistics (WAS: Draft minutes of 2009-05-12 TAG weekly)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 10:25:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4A111B7B.3000609@gmx.de>
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Paul Cotton wrote:
> From the draft May 12 TAG minutes:
>> raman: XML Schema hasn't worked out very well. I'm skeptical that it 
> really dominates
> ...
>> timbl: Skeptical about preponderance of XSD usage, would like to see some 
> figures
>> noah: Any volunteers?
>> (silence)
> Searching Google code for .xsd files (http://www.google.ca/codesearch?hl=en&lr=&q=file%3A.*%5C.xsd%24) finds 44,800 files.
> Searching Google code for .rng files (http://www.google.ca/codesearch?hl=en&lr=&q=file%3A.*%5C.rng%24) finds only 3,000 files.
> Not necessarily a reliable survey but it certainly indicates that in publicly visible code stores indexed by "Google code" .xsd file occurrence is significantly greater than that of Relax NG files.  
> Personal opinion: I expect that the ratio in enterprise systems whose code stores are not visible to a tool like "Google code" that this ratio would be even more slanted towards XML Schema.
> /paulc
> ...

Plus ~1000 in RNC (Compact) format.

It would be interesting to have a comparison of the # of specifications 
that use XSD, RNC, or RNG as part of the spec text.

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 18 May 2009 08:26:22 UTC

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