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Re: Proposal: Minor 'text-transform' property revision

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:04:04 -0700
Message-ID: <50181E14.5000506@inkedblade.net>
To: "Jens O. Meiert" <jens@meiert.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 07/31/2012 10:01 AM, Jens O. Meiert wrote:
>> My response is basically the same as Adam Kuehn's:
>>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2004Feb/0509.html
>> i.e. what's the use case?
>
> Interesting. I’ve misread that response at least twice.
>
> Would something like “text-transform: title[case?]” be that
> far-fetched however? Could there be interest in implementing it, that
> is?

I think it's very unlikely to be able to get things correct.
It'd have to handle proper nouns, initialisms, as well as "stop words"
like 'of' and 'the'.

> (I understand this is not a trivial problem to solve, especially
> internationally, but I have no good understanding of whether user
> agent spell checkers and similar functionality bring user agents into
> a position that makes implementation of this affordable.)

I don't think so.

~fantasai
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