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RE: Proposal: "text-transform" property revision

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 15:02:26 -0700
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F9149A68D3@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>, <www-style@w3.org>

I believe that we are better off doing as what the current specification
gives in this regards.

capitalize - Puts the first character of each word in uppercase; other
characters are unaffected

A stylesheet would have to be verified against every usage if the
proposal is used ([lowercase || capitalize])

The following are headlines from
"Poland debate aired on UK radio" -> "Poland Debate Aired On Uk Radio"
"US conciliatory over missile plan" -> "Us Conciliatory Over Missile
"Barclays drops ABN Amro offer" -> Barclays Drops Abn Ambro Offer"

I can think of places where there are advantages to the proposal, I
believe there are too many common uses of capitalized text that would be
converted incorrectly.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Jens Meiert
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 1:28 AM
To: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Proposal: "text-transform" property revision

Dear Working Group,

I may suggest again what I proposed almost three years ago [1], to
slightly modify the "text-transform" property [2] (or its allowed value
combinations, respectively):

  uppercase | [lowercase || capitalize] | none | inherit

The above combination just intends to allow

  text-transform: lowercase capitalize

as well, a combination that enables grammar compliant "styling" of words
so that they become, sure, lowercase but also capitalized. Thus, authors
could e.g. (almost) "correct" the formatting of English headings, and it
would surely benefit many other languages as well.

Best regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Feb/0507.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html#caps-prop

Jens Meiert
Received on Sunday, 7 October 2007 22:01:34 UTC

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