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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: Should empty xml fields be treated as though they were absent?
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2010 04:36:13 GMT

: name="lastsignindate"></field> which caused a SOLR exception. Is it intended
: that SOLR treats an empty field differently from it simply not being sent at
: all? Or is this just a consequence of how it's coded?

i don't know that it was specificly intended, but it does have it's 

The issue of having an optional way to "ignore" empty values has come up 
in the past... comments in that issue address a few reasons why i think it would 
make more sense to have it be a new optional UpdateProcessor instead of a 
property of the FieldTypes.


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