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Re: [xsl] XSLT 2013 survey

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2013 survey
From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:58:42 +0100

i've done a number of polls over a long period of time (and far from
an expert) ... the only constant is that everyone will have an issue
with some part of it.

pls see my previous answer to MKay.


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Adam Retter
<adam.retter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> These poll questions seem a little strange to me -
> How are Q1 and Q2 different?
> Q5 seems to mix up Operating Systems and programming languages. Surely
> if you are going to have Linux and MacOSX, then you also need Windows
> and Solaris. Also perhaps better to separate language and OS. The
> language question may be irrelavant to some, as may the OS question.
> On 28 January 2013 10:51, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Oh dear. My response to almost any survey is to say "you're asking the wrong
>> questions".
>> "Please rank the importance of each xslt version".
>> You need to ask people how important it is to them or their employers, not
>> how important they think it is to the world in general. Otherwise they are
>> guessing the information you are trying to discover.
>> You need to explain what you mean by "importance": it's about what the
>> impact/value is, or is likely to be, on some timescale. What timescale?
>> And you need to distinguish "It is important to me that this technology
>> should be available" from "I don't think this technology will have much
>> effect on us because I don't think it will be available on the timescale in
>> which we need it".
>> Michael Kay
>> Saxonica
>> On 28/01/2013 09:52, James Fuller wrote:
>>> pls consider taking the XSLT 2013 survey
>>> http://jimfuller2011.polldaddy.com/s/xslt-2013
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