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xml schemas repository
Thanks. I added this to the list.

It also raises the question of what a "schema" is when one is trying to 
count them. Many of the schemas in the repository are quite small and 
clearly designed to be used in modular fashion. Just another question 
for those who have already counted the number of angels on the head of a 
pin.

-- Ron

Brian Nielsen wrote:

> Ron,
> 
> The XML Project of the Danish Government has a repository called the
> Infostructurebase http://isb.oio.dk with XML schemas publicly available on
> http://rep.oio.dk. The XML schemas can be accessed via a search facility on
> http://isb.oio.dk/rep and currently there are 1574 schemas in the
> repository. Most of the XML schemas are in active use in egov systems
> although some are old versions probably no longer in service. Only a few
> percent of the schemas are for testing purpose.
> 
> The Infostructurebase is part of the Danish e-Government Project and a
> strategic element in the architecture for e-Government. The main purpose and
> value is to support exchange and reuse of data related to public and private
> service delivery, including cooperation, business reengineering, and
> alignment of related services. Please read more on http://isb.oio.dk
> 
> 
> Hopefully I'll be able to join your evening session at XML 2004, on XML and
> DB.
> 
> Regards
> 
> 
> 
> Brian Nielsen
> IT Strategic Division
> National IT- and Telecom Agency
> Denmark
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: Ronald Bourret [mailto:rpbourret@r...]
> Sendt: 28. oktober 2004 11:15
> Til: xml-dev
> Emne:  Number of active public XML schemas
> 
> 
> I got an interesting question a couple of weeks ago -- roughly how many 
> XML schemas are publicly available and actually being used?
> 
> I spent two evenings poking around the Web with a modem (not DSL), 
> looking for schemas that at least appeared to be active. In that time, I 
> found around 100 schemas that fit my criteria, which was simply that a 
> date of 2003 or 2004 was somehow associated with the schema and that the 
> schema appeared to be from some semi-reputable organization.
> 
> My research was primarily done by looking at  the XML Cover Pages [1], 
> OASIS [2], xml.org [3], and Barry & Associates [4]. The Cover Pages have 
> 500+ schemas listed, but an awful lot of these seem to have died -- 
> there was a flurry of intention from 1999-2001 that didn't produce much. 
> xml.org had the same problem, although to a lesser extent, while Barry & 
> Associates was somewhat better. OASIS was hard to get a read on; some 
> projects looked real and some looked like nothing more than good intentions.
> 
>  From there, I went to Google and typed in <industry-name> xml, such as 
> airline xml. This actually had surprisingly good results -- most areas 
> turned up something of substance -- but was very slow going.
> 
> The interesting question, then, is how many vertical schemas are out 
> there that are actually being used? Certainly the number 100 is a 
> low-end figure, for several reasons:
> 
> 1) I'm reasonably sure that at least 75% of the schemas I found are 
> being used, probably more.
> 
> 2) The definition of "schema" is very fuzzy. Many of the schemas I 
> listed are actually multiple schemas, such as HL7, OTA, and the UK 
> government. If you count these individually, you'll easily exceed 200 
> schemas.
> 
> 3) My search was far from complete. On the Cover Pages, I checked 
> perhaps 30 schemas. On xml.org, I checked about 25%. And on Google, I 
> checked less than 10 industry areas out of ~40 I could think of.
> 
> At this point, I'll take a wild guess and estimate that I found roughly 
> 1/4 to 1/2 of all active, publicly available industry schemas. The 
> reason I'm so optimistic is that (a) so many of the Cover Page schemas 
> were failures or pet projects that, even if still alive, aren't really 
> being used, and (b) most industry searches aren't likely to turn up more 
> than a few schemas. Note that this number does not include 
> product-specific schemas or schemas used privately, of which I'm sure 
> there are thousands.
> 
> You can look at the list of schemas I found at [5].
> 
> Comments?
> 
> -- Ron
> 
> [1] http://xml.coverpages.org/xml.html#applications
> [2] http://www.oasis-open.org/home/index.php
> [3] http://www.xml.org/xml/registry.jsp
> [4] http://www.service-architecture.com/xml/articles/xml_vocabularies.html
> [5] http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/VerticalSchemas.htm
> 
> 
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