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Re: A note on case sensitivity

From: Bill Smith <bill.smith@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 20:42:02 -0800 (PST)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
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Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:

> As do I.  I also think it's the most practicable thing to do.  We
> will never have less XML legacy data to worry about than we do now
> -- so it will never be easier to introduce case sensitivity
> throughout the markup language than it is now.

Well said.

> Let's all take a deep breath.  Case-sensitive element names,
> attribute names, attribute values.  We can live with that.  Element
> names restricted to a subset of the alphabet (say, A-J, all
> uppercase)?  I couldn't live happily with that, and I can't see
> asking the native speakers of every language but English and Latin
> to do so.

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