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RE: CSS21 16.5 Capitalization text-transform

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:15:44 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <00a701c39432$f36ba6a0$c401c941@w3c40upc3ma3j2>
To: "'Tex Texin'" <tex@i18nguy.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: "'W3c I18n Group'" <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>

> I find in a number of browsers, that if text-transform is 
> used to change case, and a user highlights and copies the 
> text to the clipboard (on Windows anyway), the text that is 
> placed in the clipboard is the original text (ie without case
> changes) not the properly cased text displayed in the 
> highlighted region.
> I think this behavior is very contrary to user expectations.

Absolutely not contrary to my expectations when I use this !  I'm using
the CSS for *presentation-related* adaptation.  I use text-transform to
change the visual appearance - not the stored text.  This enables me to
achieve different capitalization styling for exactly the same HTML text
by applying different style sheets.  For example, one of my styles
lowercases all the text in headings, but I *don't* want it to change the
content while doing so.

> It would be good if the CSS spec would specify cut/copy 
> clipboard behavior with respect to functions that change 
> text. Should the original text or the resulting text be 
> placed on the clipboard?

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