On 31/03/2015 19.56, Karen Coyle wrote:
> No, please read the documentation. MARCXML is a serialization of ISO > 2709 — has nothing to do with content, and nothing to do with MARC21. > Now, some other bibliographic XML format could be interesting, but > please please please read the documentation and stop posting > misinformation about MARCXML. I have read the documentation, and nothing I have mentioned is wrong. MARCXML, when derived from a MARC21 record, has everything to do with MARC21, so long as you understand the schema. If it comes from UNIMARC, it has everything to do with UNIMARC, so long as you know the schema. And it still is an unavoidable fact that when you know an XML schema, you can do anything with information that is in that schema. Some of it may not be easy, such as with parts (not all) of MARCXML, but that is another issue. This is something I know for certain because I have done it myself several times.
A format is what someone wants to make of it. If someone wants to believe that MARCXML is a serialization of ISO2709 and nothing more, OK, but that is limiting. Another person can see it as an XML file and then there are no limits. The original purpose of a format may disappear, just as the original MARC was designed to print cards and it became something quite different. That ISO2709 format has needed to disappear for a long time. MARCXML can and should change, but that doesn’t mean that you can do “more” with information in Bibframe than you can with information in MARCXML, so long as you understand it.
Just because someone may not believe what you do and may write something you may not agree with does not mean that the person is “posting misinformation”.
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