XML News from Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Norm Walsh has posted the second release candidate of DocBook 5.0. DocBook 5 is "a significant redesign that attempts to remain true to the spirit of DocBook." The schema is written in RELAX NG. A DTD and W3C XML Schema generated from the RELAX NG schema are also available. There's also a Schematron schema "that validates some extra-grammatical DocBook constraints. These patterns are also present directly in the RELAX NG Grammar and some validators, for example MSV, can perform both kinds of validation at the same time." Changes in this beta are quite minor, and empty glossaries and allowing inline elements in HTMl table captions.

Kiyut has released Sketsa 4.2, a $49 payware SVG editor written in Java. Version 4.2 fixes bugs. Java 5 or later is required.