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Re: from case sensitivity discussions past...

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:51:59 +0900
Message-ID: <50F8FF1F.9020800@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
Hello John,

you say

 > Five years ago, *sigh*...

but this stuff goes back a long, long way. If you have member access, 
please check out
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-html-wg/1997AprJun/0177.html

Now that's a long time ago :-).

Regards,   Martin.

On 2013/01/16 18:36, John Daggett wrote:
>
> On the topic of case sensitivity, this post by Martin Duerst contains
> points that are just a relevant now as they were then:
>
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Nov/0188.html
>
> A small snippet that I think is most appropriate to this discussion:
>
>    Two little remarks here:
>
>    - There are not too many non-Latin scripts that have
>      cases. These are usually simpler than Latin itself,
>      because they don't have issues such as the Turkish/Azery
>      I/i. So this is a non-ASCII, but very much Latin script,
>      issue.
>
>    - Case insensitivity is a user convenience mostly in cases
>      where case conventions are not well established, and
>      where users are often guessing identifiers, or have to
>      remember them for repeated use. The examples we are
>      really dealing with, such as counter names, are very
>      local, and aren't used on a regular basis by plain end
>      users. For such cases, the 'convenience' issue is of
>      much lower importance.
>
> Five years ago, *sigh*...
>
> Cheers,
>
> John Daggett
>
>
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