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Re: ISSUE-75: Is method case-sensitive?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:06:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0604260506090.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> In this case, an example of a spec using non-uppercase http method 
> names, or of a server requiring such, would demonstrate the need for the 
> feature. Anne demonstrated the need to uppercase 'get' and 'post' by 
> showing widely deployed JS libraries depending on this behavior. So far 
> no one has has made a similar demonstration of the benefits of not 
> uppercasing 'foobar'. I welcome such research and would gladly change my 
> tune based on the results.
> That being said, whether all methods are uppercased or only the methods 
> that get significant use, is not really a major issue. But let's not 
> just casually increase spec complexity without doing our due diligence.

Again, hear hear.

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