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[Bug 12798] Default to [TreatNullAs=EmptyString]

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Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:54:04 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12798

Anne <annevk@opera.com> changed:

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--- Comment #19 from Anne <annevk@opera.com> 2011-06-18 07:54:04 UTC ---
Pretty much every method and attribute setter relies on the Gecko behavior of
null -> "" I think and there is quite some content out there that relies on
this too. Enough that Opera recently switched from null -> "null" to null ->
"".

I believe WebKit has had similar experience. Now if Gecko is changed and they
can ship with that change null -> "null" might be the right thing to do, but
otherwise the more sensible default is null -> "". Both for existing methods
and attribute setters and for future ones, so we have at least some
consistency.

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