Re: A note on case sensitivity
David G. Durand <firstname.lastname@example.org> (David G. Durand) wrote:
> >Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
> >> Let's all take a deep breath. Case-sensitive element names,
> >> attribute names, attribute values. We can live with that.
> Yea, verily, yea!
> Now the agonizing part: are !element !attlist, etc. upper or lower case?
I don't have the Handbook handy,
but a quick test with SGMLS indicates
that NAMECASE GENERAL NO requires keywords
to be UPPERCASE. (This includes keywords
like CDATA, NMTOKENS, ANY, and O, as well as
<!ELEMENT...> <!ATTLIST...> <!ETCETERA...>).
> I argue for lower case, given that studies of roman alphabet readability
> dhave shown mixed case to be more distinctive, legible, and easy to read
> than ALL CAPS TEXT. I have having to shout when I type tags....
For tags you can use whatever case you like;
it's only the markup declarations that are affected.
I'll vote "yes" to NAMECASE GENERAL NO (case-sensitivity).