NeTEx is not a panacea and there are also a number of potential disadvantages to using it
- Additional complexity from using a large, generalised model. See ‘Is NeTEx hard to understand?’
- Fragmentation of semantics from generality see ‘Does increased generality make NeTEx is harder to work with?
- ‘Addition computational expense for processing large XML models with extensive integrity checks..
- Limited expressiveness of XML
- Slow speed of standards process