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Re:Namespace resolution in L3 Core and XPath (was Full infoset support for DOM 3 Core)

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 09:14:31 -0400
To: <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF7235B888.0F7EC504-ON85256AC0.00483D9C@pok.ibm.com>

>Since null and "" are indistinguishable on some bindings

See previous discussion:  there are pre-existing places where the
distinction may be meaningful, and the binding which chooses to create this
situation is responsible for deciding how it will be handled. (Note that it
_IS_ a choice, since a reserved value other than "" could have been used to
represent the null string. Given Unicode, it isn't hard to come up with a
string which is exceedingly unlikely to ever collide with actual data!)

Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Friday, 7 September 2001 09:15:04 UTC

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