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Re: IDs - make them case sensitive

From: Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre <dlapeyre@mulberrytech.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 13:59:24 -0400
Message-Id: <v03020900afd9aef9f129@DialupEudora>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
TIM BRAY: Why, historically, was the value of an ID restricted to Name?


I eagerly await this answer.  This has been a pain in the tail in designing
applications where there are existing naming conventions that don't match
SGML limitations.  If a thing has always had a unique identifier, peolple
tend to want to use the old one even when the system changes.  Why WAS it
done?

--Debbie


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