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Re: IDs - make them case sensitive

From: B. Tommie Usdin <btusdin@mulberrytech.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 21:23:05 -0400
Message-Id: <v03007803afda16c4145a@DialupEudora>
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Paul Prescod wrote:
>Is there a good argument why IDs should have different naming rules than
>GIs, attributes and entities?

Is there a good reason why they can't all be different?  I have never
understood why I have had to make unreasonable things permissable in GIs
just so that I could have entity names that mapped reasonably to the names
in, for example, a graphics management system.

I want to be able to declare separate rules for GIs, IDs, attributes, and
entities.  I don't think I'll really want to make them all different very
often, but I do want to be able to.  It just doesn't seem reasonable that
they should all have to be the same - they describe different types of
information and interact differently with the external world.

-- Tommie

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