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Resolution of DOM XPath LC issue caro5

From: Ray Whitmer <rayw@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 11:59:10 -0700
Message-ID: <3D77A97E.6060902@netscape.com>
To: www-dom@w3.org, "Perry A. Caro" <caro@Adobe.COM>

DOM XPath module last call issue caro1 was about clarifying in
the specification whether a null could be returned.  The 
resolution of this issue is to do nothing, because unless the
specification permits a null explicitly, then a null is not
permitted.  The working group has repeatedly rejected adding
to every described method that it cannot return a null.  There
is clear precedent throughout the DOM API.  None of the constructors
anywhere state that a null may not be returned, but they may
not because the description did not specify it.

See the issues list for more complete information at 
http://www.w3.org/2002/03/DOM-Level-3-XPath-issues/all.html#caro5

Please let us know if you are, or are not, satisfied with this resolution.

Ray Whitmer
W3C DOM WG Chair
rayw@netscape.com
Received on Thursday, 5 September 2002 14:59:50 GMT

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