Re: Case sensitive attribute *names* in Cougar?

Martin J. Duerst (mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 21:35:45 +0200 (MET DST)


Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 21:35:45 +0200 (MET DST)
From: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Case sensitive attribute *names* in Cougar?
In-Reply-To: <Pine.WNT.3.95.970618151107.-73795I-100000@hazel.w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970618213349.6897f-100000@enoshima>

On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Dave Raggett wrote:

> CDATA attributes leave the details to the specification.
> There is no proposal for the onXYZ attributes to be
> defined as case sensitive as far as I am aware as an
> editor of the Cougar spec. You may have heard about
> an investigation on case sensitivity and I18N. When you
> go beyond US ASCII, case insensitive matches get non-
> trival. Unicode 2.0 provides one definition, which
> Java and XML (I believe) use.

Yes, XML uses it. Java doesn't use it, because Java
syntax is fully case-sensitive (inherited from C++,
I guess).

Regards,	Martin.