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Re: IDs - make them case sensitive

From: B. Tommie Usdin <btusdin@mulberrytech.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 14:41:14 -0400
Message-Id: <v03007803afd9b6c47d0a@DialupEudora>
To: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org

Paul Prescod wrote:
>An ID is a unique NAME of a particular
>element, just as a GI is the NAME of an element type and entity names
>NAME entities.

While this is good prose I'm not at all sure it makes systems sense.
Perhaps the question is: "should the limitations on the content of the
names of element types be the same as the limitation on the content of the
names of particular elements?".

And it is not at all clear to me that the answer is YES.

-- Tommie

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