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From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:14:59 +0200
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To: "Dan Meriwether" <danm@healtheon.com>, www-html@w3.org
At 17:29 15/03/99 -0500, Dan Meriwether wrote:
>For the sake of readability, by humans, let the XHTML elements be all caps.

There are text editors that can present markup in an highlightned way,
usually using a different color.

>It is also somewhat bizarre to specify that the attribute values must also
>be in lower case. What about SRC and HREF attributes? Are you saying that
>my entire directory structure now needs to be in lower case?

No. this applies to attribute values that are case insensitive in SGML DTD,
and not to those those that are case sensitive. 
In SGMLish HTML you can have Align="Center" but in XHTML
it must be align="center"

URIs are case sensitive, so is the alt attribute of <img> etc. and 
they may have mixed case. BUT they also have different meaning when 
they differ only by case.

>Recently Daniel Austin mentioned, quite strenuously, that very element now
>must have every attribute available to it declared within it. In other
>words, when I specify a <TABLE> all 9 attributes must be present,...

I think that this is not true.


Nir Dagan


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