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Re: [CSS21] Case-insensitivity not defined

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 22:58:51 -0500
Message-ID: <474109FB.4060601@inkedblade.net>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>, www-international@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

fantasai wrote:
> 
> Martin Duerst wrote:
>> At 04:59 07/11/19, Addison Phillips wrote:
>>> Martin Duerst wrote:
>>>> - Identifiers within CSS. These include cases such as
>>>>   namespace prefixes and counter names inside CSS.
>>>>   Ideally, these should just work case-sensitive; I don't
>>>>   think it's asking too much from stylesheet writers to
>>>>   use the same case for all occurrences of a specific
>>>>   counter name. If that's not possible for legacy reasons
>>>>   (e.g. stylesheets that indeed use counter names and
>>>>   friends with haphazard casing), then something like
>>>>   'case-insensitive for US-ASCII, case sensitive for
>>>>   the rest', even though it sounds terribly ugly, may
>>>>   be the best solution.
> 
> Proposed change:
> 
> In Section 4.1.3 Characters and case change
>   # All CSS style sheets are case-insensitive, except for
>   # parts that are not under the control of CSS.
> to
>   | All CSS syntax is case-insensitive within the ASCII
>   | range (i.e. [a-z] and [A-Z] are equivalent), except for
>   | parts that are not under the control of CSS.

and in section 4.3.5 Counters change
   # Counters are denoted by identifiers
to
   # Counters are denoted by case-sensitive identifiers

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 19 November 2007 03:59:10 GMT

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