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

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com> wrote:

Controlled vocabularies are by definition "controlled" - adding, modifying or deleting terms from within a controlled vocabulary is done expressly by a curator.

Indeed, it's common for such vocabularies to have not one but many "other" terms:  after "hepatitis A", "hepatitis B", etc. it is usual to have "hepatitis, not otherwise specified".  Indeed this is common enough to have the standard abbreviation "NOS".

GMail doesn't have rotating .sigs, but you can see mine at http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/signatures

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