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Re: lowercase XML languages

From: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 05:54:26 -0800
Message-ID: <3C8F5A12.1020607@koberg.com>
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>, www-html@w3.org
hi,

I just heard a good explantion. The person said the decision was made to 
go with lowercase because it compresses more. He said that the savings 
was about 20% over uppercase. Was this the reason?

best,
-Rob

Steven Pemberton wrote:

>>I dream that there were major battles in the XHTML group as they hashed
>>out whether to use lower or upper case tags. Lives were lost, villages
>>destroyed, reputations ruined, etc. Ok, it probably wasn't that bad and
>>I wasn't there so I wouldn't know.
>>
>
>Actually, I was also expecting a major battle when this issue came up in the
>group. In fact we were able to make the decision without even raising our
>voices.
>
>Steven Pemberton
>Chair, W3C HTML Working Group
>
Received on Wednesday, 13 March 2002 08:53:56 GMT

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