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Re: ISSUE-137 case-insensitive: Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:18:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1011101714530.11018@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> >
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-137
> The editor was never given a chance to respond to the new information 
> that was made available in the bug before this was turned into an issue.
> So given the fact that it's unlikely that the regexp won't be extended 
> to deal with the use case, Ian, are you still opposed adding some 
> attribute to allow case insensitive matching?

>From a holistic point of view, I think the platform would be best served 
by improving regular expression syntax throughout the platform rather than 
having to update each place that uses regular expressions each time a new 
feature is added. I also think it is too early to know how we should 
improve pattern="" at this point, since it is not widely used. So on 
balance I do not think it is a good idea for us to make the proposed 
change at this point.

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