Re: Odd case sensitive rules regarding <A name="abc">

Markku Savela (msa@anise.tte.vtt.fi)
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:14:20 +0200 (EET)


Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:14:20 +0200 (EET)
From: Markku Savela <msa@anise.tte.vtt.fi>
Message-Id: <199802181014.MAA08749@anise.tte.vtt.fi>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <000401bd3bee$0f40c480$cf20268a@hpxu> (message from Ian Hickson on Tue, 17 Feb 1998 16:50:50 -0500 (EST))
Subject: Re: Odd case sensitive rules regarding <A name="abc">


> From: Ian Hickson <exxieh@bath.ac.uk>
> Can someone explan the logic in this?

I cannot explain the logic..., just going to express my opinion here
about...

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/links.html#h-12.2.1

>	 * Uniqueness: Anchor names must be unique within a document.
>	 Anchor names that differ only in case may not appear in the
>	 same document

The latter statement about the case should be deleted. Let the anchor
name be a string of octets and compared as is. Furher down there is

> Anchor names should be restricted to ASCII characters. Please
> consult the appendix for more information about non-ASCII characters
> in URI attribute values.

This is a direct result of the "case insensivity" statement. If you
remove that, you don't need to limit anchor names to ASCII either.

-- 
Markku Savela (msa@hemuli.tte.vtt.fi), Technical Research Centre of Finland
Multimedia Systems, P.O.Box 1203,FIN-02044 VTT,http://www.vtt.fi/tte/staff/msa/