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comments on WD-html-in-xml-19990304

From: Dan <Dan.Oscarsson@trab.se>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 11:04:12 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199903061006.LAA02223@malmo.trab.se>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
This is a comment on WD-html-in-xml-19990304

There is one very major failure in XHTML as defined in
Section: 4.1.2 Element and attribute names must be in lower case

It is totally unacceptable to have this requirement.
Just like HTML, XHTML must allow case insensitive element and attribute names!

Requiring only lower case is just for lazy programmers. You cannot expect
humans to use either lower or upper case. So prefer upper, some prefer
lower. And when editing html, xhtml or xml you cannot expect people to
use the same case (or even onle one case within a word) as the text
being edited.

This is also a major failure of XML (REC-xml-19980210).

I can see no good enough reason to require case sensitivity and get
the major human unfriendlines it results in.


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