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Document.createTextNode(null) and CharacterData.setData(null)

From: Sander Bos <sander@x-hive.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:01:29 +0200
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(My apologies if this has come up before, I looked with google as
suggested on the mail archives page but could not find a similar

Hi there,

My question is whether
is allowed (the same goes for CharacterData.setData(null)).

I could not find anything in the specification that disallows it.
If it is allowed, what should happen when I do (in the Java-binding)
	Text someText = document.createTextNode(null);
And what do I do on serialization in load/ save?

If it isn't allowed, what exception should I throw?

(currently, we simply allow it to be null, although appendData dies)

Kind regards,


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