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(unknown charset) Re: XHTML

From: (unknown charset) Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 09:29:14 -0500
Message-ID: <000601be6fc7$2e92cbe0$12aedccf@ix.netcom.com>
To: (unknown charset) <www-html@w3.org>, "Dan Meriwether" <danm@healtheon.com>
Unfortunately with XML we must use either upper or lower case. The choice
has, rightly or wrongly, been made for lower case. Of note, I carried out a
brief survey among memers of the HWG. Of the respondants, 38 were for lower
case, and 36 for upper case.

>Was this the beer talking

I'm not sure about the beer, but attributes are only required when they aree
marked so in the DTD. (e.g. the alt attribute is required in the img tag)


----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Meriwether <danm@healtheon.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 1999 5:29 PM
Subject: XHTML

>For the sake of readability, by humans, let the XHTML elements be all caps.
>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?
>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, even if
>they are just null values. I could not find any further reference to this
>assertion. Was this the beer talking?
Received on Tuesday, 16 March 1999 11:08:34 UTC

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