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Re: from case sensitivity discussions past...

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:09:06 +0100
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
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* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:36 AM, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> Five years ago, *sigh*...
>But but but cursor:progreß!

As far as german is concerned, I rather doubt people expect `progreß` to
match `progress`, including when spelled `PROGRESS`, even if this was an
author-defined identifier. Expecting "encyclopædia" and "encyclopaedia"
to match seems more likely. Note, for instance, that german "Schoss" and
german "Schoß" refer to rather different concepts. And if you consider
non-nouns there other plenty of examples where words differing only in
the capitalisation of the first letter mean different things. Given that
style sheets are typically 99% english, due to property names and micro-
formats and metadata standards and third-party components and themes and
so on and so forth, there is not much ground to expect non-english rules
for matching identifiers in what amounts to an english data format...
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