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From: (unknown charset) Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 09:46:38 -0500
Message-ID: <000201be67f6$39408ce0$2aaedccf@ix.netcom.com>
To: (unknown charset) <kebl0820@sable.ox.ac.uk>, "HTML mailing list" <www-html@w3.org>
I would also point out that the vast majority of non-latin scripts do not
make a distinction between upper and lower case.

Frank
----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Bagot <tsb@earth.li>
To: HTML mailing list <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 1999 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: uppercase vs. lower case


>On Sat, 6 Mar 1999, Dan wrote:
>> All my programms handles case insensitivity and it is very simple to
>> do it.
>> So why not allow it?
>
>The problem here is that the character set of XML is ISO 10646, not ASCII
>or an ISO 8859 variant. While this has been true also of HTML, the
>difference is that in HTML all markup uses only ASCII characters; in XML
>the names of elements etc. may contain anything falling into one of the
>appropriate Unicode character classes.  Any rules for case conversion (and
>equivalent operations for scripts which do not have case in the same
>sense) are therefore necessarily rather complicated - perhaps not the sort
>of thing we want to impose on very small systems.  Worse, in order to work
>well, such rules would need to updated whenever the character set is
>extended.
>
>Tim Bagot
>
>
>
Received on Saturday, 6 March 1999 12:24:58 GMT

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