[Bug 16970] i18n-ISSUE-105: compatibility caseless matching


--- Comment #9 from John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> ---
Yes, I understand the limitations of ASCII case-insensitivity!!

But my original point in comment 5 was that using a *new* caseless matching
algorithm in a way that's inconsistent with other legacy usage that instead
uses case-sensitive or ASCII case-insensitive comparisons is both confusing and
unnecessary.  In an ideal world, the choices would be either case-sensitive or
some form of Unicode case-insensitive matching but that's not what exists
today.  It doesn't make much sense to introduce *new* caseless matching
algorithms for "compatibility" with existing web content.

When boiled down to the actual use cases we're talking about (i.e. radio button
name attribute matching), I think adding new functionality is what is in fact
odious. ;)

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Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 04:50:15 UTC