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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2013 survey
From: James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:39:03 +0100

apologies, I am not trying to be (appear|be) dismissive  ... as I
replied to MKay, happy to receive questions.

I guess the answer to your question is 'it could be processor or
processors ...'  I will be making the assumption that people answer
with the most important processor they use (seems implicit doesn't
it?). Otherwise consider the lack of an (s) a typo (will fix now).

Of course I could be pedantic and gate off every possibility into a
series of flipping bits ... though i've personally found the most
interesting insights with polls are when people speak their minds
versus checking off boxes.

J



On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Chris Maloney <voldrani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a problem with this question, "Which XSLT processor do you use
> ?"  Shouldn't it be "processors"?  If not, then shouldn't it be "which
> processor do you use most?" or something like that?
>
> Jim, it seems you're dismissive of these criticisms, but I think they
> are substantive.  Personally, I was going to take the survey, but then
> after seeing these questions, I just closed the tab.
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 5:58 AM, James Fuller
> <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> J
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Adam Retter
>> >
>> > skype: adam.retter
>> > tweet: adamretter
>> > http://www.adamretter.org.uk


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