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How does iTunes deal with gaps while ripping?

I just read on the wiki about EAC gapless playback ripping method - to append gaps to the previous track, which sounds like a simple and good idea.
Since I rip all my CDs using iTunes, I start to wonder how iTunes deal with this problem...

 

How does iTunes deal with gaps while ripping?

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iTunes does not detect gaps (or any other non-01 indices), therefore any data that may be marked off by a 00 index will be included at the end of the previous track.  This is really not a big deal except if there is hidden audio before the beginning of the first track then iTunes will not see it.

If you're interested in precision enough to be curious about gaps you should be aware of the fact that iTunes is not exactly a secure ripping program, at least not to the same standard as others that are available.