Re: Case sensitive attribute *names* in Cougar?

Chris Ridd (C.Ridd@isode.com)
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 08:30:30 +0100


Message-Id: <199706190730.DAA26634@www10.w3.org>
Cc: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Case sensitive attribute *names* in Cougar?
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 18 Jun 1997 21:35:45 +0200." <Pine.SUN.3.96.970618213349.6897f-100000@enoshima>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 08:30:30 +0100
From: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@isode.com>

Martin Duerst wrote:
> 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.
> 

Presumably Dave Raggett actually meant "how Java programs perform 
case-insensitive matching", in other words how the 
java.lang.String.equalsIgnoreCase() method works.

Chris