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Re: case sensitivity and the OM

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:24:35 -0800
Message-ID: <50D90E63.8060501@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 12/17/2012 06:06 PM, L. David Baron wrote:
> On Monday 2012-12-17 16:37 -0800, John Daggett wrote:
>> >From fantasai's comments regarding case sensitivity on WG list:
>>> 6. If you discuss case-sensitivity, here are my positions:
>>> 	a. I am ok with ASCII-insensitivity if it is just
>>> 	   about matching.
>>> 	b. I object to ASCII-folding if this is used anywhere
>>> 	   in the OM output as a normalization of author input.
>>> 	   In other words, the author must be able to pretend,
>>> 	   as long as unique idents in his mind are
>>> 	   case-insensitively unique, that CSS is
>>> 	   case-sensitive, and have that Just Work.
> I disagree with fantasai's second objection.  I think there are many
> reasons to want author input to be normalized, such as:

To clarify, I don't have a problem with this for CSS-defined
identifiers, but I do have a problem with this for user-defined
idents. ASCII lowercasing of French or Spanish or Norwegian is
really weird and authors shouldn't be exposed to it when they're
creating their own identifiers.

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