compatibility caseless discussion in HTML


Although I asked for an 'i18n' label, I think they got the label wrong and our WG isn't being copied on this thread automatically as a result.

This relates to an issue we raised with HTML a long time ago. The quick summary: HTML defines a few forms of identifier matching, one of which is "compatibility caseless". "Compatibility caseless" is used in exactly one place in all of HTML: radio button identifiers. Since the rest of HTML blithely ignores Unicode normalization, this one bit of cruft struck the WG as weird and unnecessary. The above linked conversation is an attempt to ascertain what to do. 

In the above thread, my personal opinion is that we should go with case sensitive, but I want to make this visible to the rest of the WG and/or Interest Group (this mailing list).


Addison Phillips
Principal SDE, I18N Architect (Amazon)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:02:39 UTC