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Re: XHTML and CASE-SENSITIVITY

From: Sue Sims <sue@css.nu>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:57:12 GMT
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <36d59fb7.22799881@mailhost.worldnet.att.net>
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>W3C published the first Working Draft of WD-html-in-xml in 5 December
>1998, and it already stated this point.  You had given the chance
>to comment on it before we publish the XHTML 1.0 Working Draft.

Erm...no one from W3C (or should that be w3c?) bothered to post the
announcement to this list. Brian Wilson pointed us to it on the 21st
of December. 

It does bother me that I infer it would have been fine to comment on
the 05 December WD, but it's moot with the XHTML WD? 

Humph. We're still commenting on *CSS1*, with CSS2 already a
recommendation, and CSS3 just around the corner.

The two sentences fom the 5 December WD:

"XHTML documents must use lower case for all HTML element and
attribute names. This difference is necessary because XML is
case-sensitive e.g. <li> and <LI> are considered to be different
tags."

On use of "must":

"In this specification, the word "must" is to be interpreted as a
mandatory requirement on the implementation  or on Strictly Conforming
XHTML Documents, depending upon the context."

It seems that discussion of this "mandatory requirement" was made moot
by the use of the single word: "must".
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 1999 19:55:31 GMT

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