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Re: [css-variables] Reopening the casing issue

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:44:17 +0100
Message-ID: <51B71BA1.70403@exyr.org>
To: François REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Le 11/06/2013 13:36, François REMY a écrit :
> As stated in the mail, I'm okay with this resolution; I just thought
> it would be stupid not to mention the issue since I faced it. At
> least, it has been logged.
>
> I don't believe there's a strong argument in favor of any of the
> possible case handling methodologies but maybe it would have been
> simpler to use the same casing everywhere in CSS, ie ASCII case
> insensitiveness.

Lots of arguments have been made for the various approaches to 
case-(in)sensitivity, I just won’t go over them here.


> Fixing tools is always possible but putting burden
> on webdevs should be a justified choice, not the default one.
>
> I understand, however, that easier interoperability can be a
> compelling reason enough in this specific case; that's okay.

My point is that for this particular issue, the burden is on the 
developers making tools such as minifiers, who are far fewer than 
developers using CSS. Any given tool can be fixed once for all of its users.

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Simon Sapin
Received on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:44:44 UTC

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