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CSS 2.1 text-transform ambiguity

From: Felipe Gasper <fgasper@freeshell.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 14:16:25 -0600
Message-ID: <40439A19.2010500@freeshell.org>
To: www-style@w3.org


     I am designing a web application for managing accounting data. To prevent 
users from "instinctively" holding SHIFT to capitalize, I am capitalizing all 
text displayed in form elements (input[type='text'] {text-transform: 
uppercase}). This, of course, has no effect on the *actual* data passed to the 
application server.

     This technique works in Gecko and IE, but KHTML (both Konqueror and Safari) 
ignores this CSS property of the <input> tag, presumably because, technically, 
this is not "enclosed" text as the specification seems to point out.

     Perhaps some stipulation should be added to the CSS spec regarding this 
useful property?

-Felipe Gasper
Urbana, IL  USA
Received on Monday, 1 March 2004 15:16:26 UTC

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