[ID3 Dev] Can text frames be empty

Scott Wheeler wheeler at kde.org
Tue Feb 13 02:44:22 PST 2007

Dale Preston wrote:
> I thought that the null termination was explicitly excluded except in list
> items such as in V2.4 or where specifically identified such as in frames
> like APIC and COMM.
> I was surprised to find out from Jud last week that the null termination
> could optionally be used.

The passage that he quoted was from the 2.3 standard, not 2.4, where 
they are optional but useless.  In 2.4 (in that oh-so-great ID3v2 
fashion) the semantics of null terminated strings changed in a subtle way.


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