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RE: Proposal for Extensions to HTML4

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 16:30:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: "David E. Cleary" <davec@progress.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0312091617240.15786@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, David E. Cleary wrote:
>>
>> An interesting point. Without sacrificing backwards-compatibility,
>> though, I don't know how to solve this. Maybe an attribute on the form,
>> requesting that all controls (even unsuccessful ones) be submitted,
>> with the unsuccessful ones having the value ""?
>
> A zero length string ("") is very different semantically than a null
> value. A null value represents an unknown value while a zero length
> string represents a known string value of 0 length.

Fair enough. I will change the spec to say that empty text fields are
successful.

Cheers,
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