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From Simon Fell <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (AXIS2-520) ADB pull parser does notserialize of 0-length arrays
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2006 01:49:25 GMT
On Tue, 04 Apr 2006 07:02:40 +0600, in soap you wrote:

>On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 13:10 -0700, Simon Fell wrote:
>> Please don't do this, if the schema says
>> <complexType>
>> <element name="foo" type="xsd:string"/>
>> <element name="bar" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" nilable="true"/>
>> </complexType>
>> then 
>> <x>
>> <foo>a</foo>
>> <bar xsi:nil='true'/>
>> </x>
>> Means something completely different to
>> <x>
>> <foo>a</foo>
>> </x>
>True. What do you suggest we do for zero length arrays where we don't
>have the schema around? The only think I can think of is for the pull
>parser to have two modes .. and for the one who calls it to know what to
>do. That way in an ADB generated case where the generated code knows the
>right thing to do it can call the appropriate form of zero length array

Unless you're doing .NET ass funky array wrapping (in which case you
deserve everything you get), a 0 zero length array should serialize no


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