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RE: text-transform:capitalize

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 05:56:28 -0500
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On 1 Apr 2003 at 15:55, Michel wrote:

> Although it is a nice clarification, I don't think the spec
> currently precludes the usage of titlecase for the 'capitalize'
> value. The text refers explicitly and normatively to the
> Unicode-casing data which includes titlecase. But I agree it could
> be clarified in the text. 

The definition given in the current WD is:

    Puts the first letter of each word in uppercase.

With a change to titlecase instead, I think the wording should be:

    Puts the first letter of each word in titlecase, if it is not in

The exception is so that something like DZIMA doesn't become DzIMA when 
the capitalize transform is applied to it. Since an extra step 
(checking to see if the letter is uppercase) is specified by this 
definition, I think it could be considered as something more than a 
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