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


--- Comment #15 from John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com> ---
(In reply to Addison Phillips from comment #14)
> Re: [Comment 13], I agree that we want to remove the complexity of
> compatibility caseless. It's way way too complicated and provides little if
> any benefit (and some serious downside) for users. The I18N WG is wondering
> where the specific use of compatibility caseless came from, since it doesn't
> appear that browsers actually do this.

Ian's original reworking of the spec to include the defintion of compatibility
caseless matching was intended to cover the matching that's seen in Internet
Explorer, where some form of normalization is used.  In the testcase below,
note how cyrillic radio group names match both with and without diacritics in
Internet Explorer:


The problem is that what the spec defines isn't really what IE implements and
certainly not what other browsers do. Other browsers are equally confused about
what exactly to do here:

Webkit bug:

Firefox bug:

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Received on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:05:30 UTC