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Re: css2.1 question

From: Adam Kuehn <akuehn@nc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:29:41 -0400
Message-Id: <p06210202be95588d344a@[]>
To: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Beton, Richard" <richard.beton@roke.co.uk>, www-style@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>OK, but /how/ will you update it ?  Follow the
>original poster's suggestion, to use lower-case
>for document element names, or present a document
>fragment that purports to be XHTML yet uses
>upper-case element names ?

The convention appears to also be violated here: 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/selector.html#first-letter> (first 
example, as well as further down).  In both cases, these are 
fragments with unidentified document languages.

And here: <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#q7> (Anonymous 
inline box example).  Note this example is identified in the text as 

And here: <http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visuren.html#floats> (noted as 
the Example).  Unidentified document language.

I'll stop looking now, but Philip's example is not isolated. 
Frankly, I don't see the need for this convention at all.  There is 
no ambiguity in any of these fragments.  While it may be a good 
convention for the authors to adhere to as part of an internal style 
guide, perhaps, I don't see any need for that convention to be 
expressed in the spec itself.  Anyone who would be confused by any of 
these "problem" examples probably shouldn't be reading the spec at 


-Adam Kuehn
Received on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 15:31:15 UTC

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