enumeration and defaults

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue Sep 14 15:26:46 BST 1999

Tim Bray scripsit:

> I'm pretty sure John would agree. -Tim

And so I do.  I must say that I can see no possible reason for
distinguishing, in an enumeration context, among not-present and
null-string.  In a CDATA context, yes, because the zero-length
string is a perfectly legitimate string distinct from logical null.

John Cowan                                   cowan at ccil.org
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