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From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:43:19 -0600
To: Dillon Debidin <ddebidin@hotmail.com>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1143751399.11404.16.camel@jebediah>
Hi Dillon,

Thanks for writing. Each specification (for example the HTML
Techniques document you indicated below) includes a mailing list
for feedback (in the "Status of this Document" section).

The question of uppercase v. lowercase for HTML elements has a lot
of history behind it as far as I know. HTML authors seemed to prefer
uppercase element names (though both are permitted). The XHTML
specification, however, requires that element and attribute names
be in lowercase [1]. The document you cited followed the convention
of the HTML 4 specification [2] of using uppercase names for
examples. Unfortunately, we do not modify published documents in place
and therefore we will not be able to adopt your suggestion.

If you wish to send your comment to the WCAG Working Group,
which manages revisions to the WCAG documents, please refer
to the latest version of WCAG 2.0 [3] and the WCAG WG home
page [4].

I hope that helps.

 _ Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#h-4.2
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
[4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 20:28 +0000, Dillon Debidin wrote:
> This contact page needs to be clarified, it was difficult for me to locate a
> 'feedback' form for this site.
> I would like to suggest that the examples mentioned for items on pages are
> in lower case elements as some users COPY/PASTE into their own code.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/
> A massive find/replace for all elements uppercase -> lowercase would fix
> that.
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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