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biased surveys and other tricks

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:15:00 -0800
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
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> Is HTML5 mark up spec http://shrinkster.com/13zy useful compared to
> the fullblown spec http://shrinkster.com/13zz use #html5ml in reply

The survey is biased, because it is asking individuals without
context to compare the utility of an initial draft of a document,
against one document that has been under preparation for years,
and implies that only the former would be produced rather than
both.

If you were going to do a survey, you might ask something like:

"Would you like the opportunity to review the utility of a
having a mark up spec (initial draft http://shrinkster.com/13zy )
as a separate document from a fullblown specification 
such as  http://shrinkster.com/13zz.

Larry
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http://larry.masinter.net
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