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Re: Case of keywords in examples

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 00:33:03 +0100
Message-ID: <389483390.20021117003303@w3.org>
To: www-style@w3.org, Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
CC: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantekc@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>

On Saturday, November 16, 2002, 8:27:37 AM, Etan wrote:

EW> Chris Lilley wrote to <www-style@w3.org> on 14 November 2002 in 'Re:
EW> WD-CSS21-20020802 section 15, "Fonts", editorial suggestions'
EW> (<mid:11640242140.20021114132247@w3.org>):

>> The items in quotes are keywords, and it is more
>> important to use these consistently than it is
>> to start every sentence with a capital letter.

EW> I disagree that enforcing lower case is important.  In fact, I think that
EW> less consistency would be beneficial in its own way.  Using a variety of
EW> casings and spacings would reinforce by example that CSS is liberal about
EW> case and whitespace.

Well, the case insensitivity of CSS merely drives a wedge between CSS
and XML formats and makes any XML version of CSS that much less likely
and gives problems for the CSS Object Model.

So it is a wart, not something to encourage.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Saturday, 16 November 2002 18:33:09 UTC

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