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Re: [xml-dev] [OT] Re: [xml-dev] Lessons learned from the XML experiment

On 11/15/13 12:11 PM, David Sheets wrote:
Can I be caught by the absence of an element not mapping correctly to
a null value of a optional element? Is there some reason which I'm
missing to encode the null value in a text node as a special value?
XML doesn't know from null.  That's not its problem.

Is there something fundamentally wrong with the design of XML that
prevents this kind of data modeling? Is there a trade-off?
If the absence of null strikes you as "fundamentally wrong", you're in the wrong place.

Also note - null isn't an especially XML conversation:


Simon St.Laurent

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