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Re: [xml-dev] The real world doesn't have an "other xyz", neithershould your XML

On 2/9/2014 9:27 AM, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
Hi Folks,

I see many XML instances (and corresponding XML Schemas) with an "other" catchall element.

I wish to convince you that an "other" catchall element is contrary to one's objectives and should be avoided.

Roger - there is a tradeoff to everything. If you force people to choose among categories that don't fit, they may just walk away. I can't count the number of surveys I have declined to fill out for that reason.


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