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XHTML 1.0 PER update

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 11:55:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4A197BF4.9030208@aptest.com>
To: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
As long as we are updating the PERs anyway... today someone cited 
section 4.2 of XHTML 1.0 in a way that leads me to believe it *could* be 

Section 4.2 reads:

    4.2. Element and attribute names must be in lower case

XHTML documents must use lower case for all HTML element and attribute 
names. This difference is necessary because XML is case-sensitive e.g. 
<li> and <LI> are different tags.

This is in an informative section, but still..... it seems to say that 
XHTML requires all attributes and elements to be in lower case.  Clearly 
what we meant was that the elements and attributes from HTML 4 that we 
brought into XHTML 1 are now only in lower case.  Perhaps we should 
tighten this wording?

Shane P. McCarron                          Phone: +1 763 786-8160 x120
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