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RE: [CSS21] [CSS3 Text] Should 'text-transform: uppercase' apply to input type="text" (text entered, typed in text field by user)?

From: j.j. <moz@jeka.info>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:47:42 +0200
Message-ID: <20120625234742.0az3tep5ycggs4sk@www.hosting-agency.de>
To: www-style@w3.org
Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com> hodd gsachd:

> [Christoph P├Ąper:]
>> With 'text-transform' some UAs ignore the code/style distinction already:
>> When you copy text that was case-changed through CSS from a browser into a
>> plain-text environment, it will often be pasted with the casing displayed in
>> the browser instead of the one stored in the source code. I strongly believe
>> this is just as wrong as not copying "display: none" parts to the clipboard.
> I'm not sure why that would be wrong, especially from the point of view of an
> end user. If someone copies/paste something from a web page into their email
> client and the case changes they are imo far more likely to be surprised and
> consider it a bug than to think 'oh thank God the browser preserved the state
> of the markup instead'.

Indeed! From a CSS point of view there is no difference in principle
between styling of colors, borders, etc. and text-transform. For a
regular user it is.

Design Principles of HTML5 should apply:
    "In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors
     over specifiers over theoretical purity"

(btw, there is a similar issue with generated content)
Received on Monday, 25 June 2012 21:48:08 UTC

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