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Null values

From: John Harding <john.harding@comtec-europe.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 13:28:38 -0700
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To: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>

The handling of null values with nillable is crufty. If a value is null 
then allow it to be so without including atrtibutes in the xml to say that 
"this value is null". It may be complete but in reality would never be 
used. I've had to work around this by creating my own types such as 
nullableLong and nullableDate via unions. Perhaps use a lax mode for nulls 
where you can have null values without any extra attriubutes being included 
in the eleme

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