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Re: Selectors, getElementsByTagName() and camelCase SVG

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 01:18:41 +0000 (UTC)
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905020101160.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 1 May 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > I haven't changed the HTML5 spec on this issue, since it seems that 
> > what the spec says is what people seemed to agree was the desireable 
> > behaviour.
> > 
> > Namely, the method is case-sensitive except for elements in the HTML 
> > namespace in HTML documents.
> That doesn't sound to me like what was agreed on towards the end there, 
> but maybe I misunderstood.  My impression is that for the HTML namespace 
> in HTML documents the argument to getElementsByTagName is 
> ASCII-lowercased before doing a case-sensitive compare; for everything 
> else the original case is used.

Oh, right, you can have non-lowercase nodes in the HTML namespace, I 
forgot about that. Ok, changed as you described:

# [...] compare the given argument in a case-sensitive manner, but when 
# looking at HTML elements, the argument must first be converted to 
# lowercase.

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