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Re: back to XML: The "You Babe" problem

From: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 15:49:43 -0400
Message-Id: <v02140b04af02e4314066@[]>
To: pbg@arbortext.com (Paul Grosso)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
pbg@arbortext.com (Paul Grosso) writes:
>> From: John_Lavagnino@Brown.edu
>> On &u-babe; vs &U-BABE; vs any other combination: I would prefer all
>> lowercase like Debbie, but since the stock SGML approach to
>> case-folding is to fold it to upper, would that not provide more
>> consistency of practice?
>But entities do not do case folding with the RCS, so this is not
>relevant.  The huge majority of standard entities are lowercase,
>and lowercase doesn't require using the shift key.
>I'd prefer all lowercase.

I'd sent a private message to Tim a little earlier with one point. I also
prefer all lowercase to uppercase, but given that we may want to identify
the &U- as Unicode, I thought keeping the 'U' uppercase would help as in


Also, since Unicode is a trademarked name it seems to make a bit more sense
to keep it uppercase, and it also differentiates the rest of the entity
name ('babe') from the part that doesn't change ('&U-').


    Murray Altheim, Program Manager
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