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From Bryan Duxbury <>
Subject default, required, optional
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:09:04 GMT
Can someone help me understand the difference between required,  
default, and optional field modifiers? Required seems to make sense.  
Optional seems to make sense. However, the fact that there's a third  
state is quite ambiguous.

It seems like the field modifiers should be binary - required or  
optional. Leaving the modifier off should just be a shorthand for  


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