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[Bug 5195] Editorial comments on section 3.4.4

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------- Comment #1 from cmsmcq@w3.org  2008-01-04 02:48 -------
Thanks for the editorial notes.   

With respect to capitalization:  there was an issue over the Capitalization of
references to Components, which received vigorous, even heated, Discussion
in the Summer of 2005.  Personally, I think that the use of initial caps in
such
References makes the Spec read as if it had been copy-edited by a not very
energetic contemporary of Dr. Johnson, and the inconstancy of the upper- and 
lower-case usage is distracting.  So I proposed to downcase them 
systematically.  Against the proposal, it was argued that on the contrary, 
all references to components were consistently uppercased in 1.0, 
with the possible exception of a trivially small number of counter-examples, 
which were clearly oversights in the status quo.  The Working Group was evenly
divided and failed to reach consensus on the proposal.  

In the meantime, it has become clear that references to components are by
no means consistently uppercased, in either part of the spec, so the arguments
against the proposal lacked the desired basis in fact.  I am uncertain 
whether to ask the chair to reopen the question, or to decree, in my role as
editor in chief, that we will use a house-style in which component names
are lowercased unless the context calls for initial capitalization.  The
latter would almost surely be quicker.  
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