[Esip-preserve] "mandatory if applicable" considered harmful

James Frew frew at ucsb.edu
Fri Aug 31 14:44:00 EDT 2018

Hear hear. I've detested "mandatory if applicable" since I first 
encountered it in the CSDGM.

If we care enough to make something mandatory in some cases, then we 
oughta be specific about what those cases are.

My $0.02,

On 2018-08-28 11:45, Ted Habermann via Esip-preserve wrote:
> I think decisions about cardinality and “mandatoryness” (not sure of 
> right word there) should be driven by use case.
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