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Re: Fragment identifiers and 'ID' attribute values: case matters

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:34:46 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
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Russell O'Connor wrote:

> I think you may wish to read my thread at
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Jan/0082.html>.

Yes, as I read now, I recall that discussion.  It seems that the issue is 
liable to surface every now and again, at least until HTML-as-SGML is 
but a dusty memory.

My suggestion for user agents is to look for closest matches.  If a 
fragment identifier does not match any anchor name in a given 
document, check whether the fragment identifier matches an 'ID' 
attribute value specification after replacing references but before case 
folding.  If still there is no match, fold the fragment identifier and anchor 
names to upper case and attempt a match.

Then go to the library and read Goldfarb until the eyes melt out of the 
sockets.

-- 
Etan Wexler <mailto:ewexler@stickdog.com>
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 22:32:53 GMT

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