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as part of a URL, or when components (such as
) generated other client-side strings.
Often a custom implementation is needed for entity type objects, where the
a primary key, and the
re-acquires the corresponding entity object.
. In some cases, what is returned is an identifier used to locate the true object, rather than a string representation of the value itself.
valueto be encoded
, back into a server-side value.
clientValuestring representation of the value's identity