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Case-Sensitive of Event Type

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:40:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4A8D0C0A.5000401@w3.org>
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

In DOM3 Events, Event.type attribute is currently defined to be 
case-sensitive, while it was case-insensitive in DOM2 Events.

My questions:

* what are the rationales for making it case-sensitive?
* what do implementations currently do?
* is it more author-friendly to make/leave it case-insensitive?
* if it is made case-insensitive, should it be normalized in the DOM for 
easier comparison and interop?

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 08:40:52 UTC

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