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Re: [xml-dev] The real world doesn't have an "other xyz", neither should your XML

On 12 Feb 2014, at 21:52, Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com> wrote:

> Roger,
> I'd still quibble on this. "Other" is a dialog between the modeler or curator and the user. It's a dialog that asks "your model does not reflect my reality, but by incorporating this, you will meet that reality. Will you incorporate it?"

That implies that the person who created the list has aspirations to make it complete. That needn't always be the case. If you want to collect data on browser usage, you're probably quite happy to classify the 1% who don't use one of the major browsers as "other", and there's probably no benefit to be gained in discovering what the "other" browsers actually are.

Michael Kay

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