Difference between $value and $!value

Hey there,

I looked on several edit.vm and view.vm to understand how everything works. But there is one different I do not understand: What is the difference between $value and $!value?

To me something like "#if (!$value)" would make sense. But a view.vm with only "$!value" instead of "$value" ? I don t get it!

Thanks in advance :)!

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Without "!" $value would generate velocity warning if value is null, and the substituted value will be in fact "$value", not replaced with en empty string.

See http://velocity.apache.org/engine/devel/user-guide.html#quietreferencenotation

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