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Re: Node.namespaceURI

From: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:54:44 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
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Note that not all languages have a clear "null" value for strings (or for
other types). It's up to the binding to define what Null will be mapped to.

But I believe there are places in the DOM API where null and empty string
must be distinguishable, so even if null must be implemented as a reserved
string value (ugh!) making it the empty string would appear likely to
violate DOM compliance.

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 Friday, 25 July 2003 12:05:48 UTC

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