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Re: [dom3core] getAttribute

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 09:25:26 -0500
To: DOM mailing list <www-dom@w3.org>
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We *did* debate this during the design of the DOM. The distinction between
null and empty string was considered meaningful, for the reasons that have
been pointed out. Folks are welcome to disagree with our decision, but
there is absolutely no way it can be considered an erratum.

And it's MUCH too late to propose it as a functional change to the DOM.

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies: XML, XSL and more.
"The world changed profoundly and unpredictably the day Tim Berners Lee
got bitten by a radioactive spider." -- Rafe Culpin, in r.m.filk
Received on Thursday, 1 December 2005 14:32:55 UTC

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