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XHTML and CASE-SENSITIVITY

From: Daniel Austin <daniela@cnet.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 14:09:23 -0800
Message-ID: <77A952A6B467D211855D00805F9521F11492D6@cnet10.cnet.com>
To: "Www-Html (E-mail)" <www-html@w3.org>

Speaking for myself, not for CNET or the HTML Working Group:

	While I sympathize with those who would like HTML to use upper case
tags,
this is unlikely to change. XML is case sensitive, and therefore the case of
element names
must be specified in one way alone. Given this, lower case was chosen.
Regardless of the 
working group's choice in this matter, the decision was likely to discomfit
someone.
Hopefully this choice minimizes the problems.

Regards,

D-


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Received on Wednesday, 24 February 1999 17:10:45 GMT

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