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Re: XHTML and CASE-SENSITIVITY

From: Lucille Arneson <lda@slip.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:42:59 -0800
To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <E10G5kR-0002F9-00@mole.slip.net>
Right on, Walter.

Lucille
***
>At 2:09p -0800 02/24/99, Daniel Austin wrote with bad line breaks:
>>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.
>
><QUESTION ID=1>
>But WHY was lower case chosen over upper case?
></QUESTION>
>
><QUESTION ID=2>
>And why were the thousands(?) of web developers around the world never
>consulted about this, or given the chance to vote?
></QUESTION>
>
><PROBLEM>
>We're the ones who have to use it, so to not consult us about this is
>extremely rude, uncaring, and mean.
></PROBLEM>
>
><OBSERVATION>
>I didn't know HTML had become a dictatorship, but obviously it has.
><OBSERVATION>
>
>
>-Walter
> who will continue to use upper-case HTML tags, XML be damned.
>
>
>
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Received on Thursday, 25 February 1999 13:43:13 GMT

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