Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 20:43:22 +0200 (MET DST) From: "Martin J. Duerst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <email@example.com> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Case sensitive attribute *names* in Cougar? In-Reply-To: <x5Bqz4uYOpNC089yn@htmlhelp.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970618203433.6897b-100000@enoshima> On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote: > Recently I received a message from someone who claimed that the > "Cougar" HTML proposal will define the "intrinsic event" attributes > (onmouseover, onsubmit, etc) as being *case sensitive*. > > As far as I can tell, this goes entirely against the SGML rules > that element and attribute names are case insensitive, so I would > like to know if there is any truth to this. Arnoud, It wouldn't go againts SGML rules to have element and attribute names case insensitive. All I think would be needed would be to have somewhere in the SGML declaration something like NAMECASE GENERAL NO ENTITY NO instead of the current NAMECASE GENERAL YES ENTITY NO However, I can assure you that this is far from anything I have heard recently about "Cougar". And I have been rather involved in other discussions about "Cougar" and case sensitivity, so I guess I would have to know. Regards, Martin.