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Re: Voyager /HTML element & attribute names should be UPPER-CASE.

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 16:54:25 -0800
Message-Id: <v03130334b2fcefb78e5b@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 10:43a -0800 02/25/99, Lucille Arneson wrote:
>Walter, you are right, again. It is a step backwards to not let us have the
>option to use upper case for elements.
>It does appear as though the "collective mind" to allow only lower case is
>made up. I don't recall, if you are on a PC or Mac system, but if PC, there
>is a good editor, "HTML Assistant Pro 97", which I use that allows one to

I'm a programmer and an artist, therefore I use a Mac at home and at work. :)

>globally switch tags to upper or lower case and also color them. That will
>probably become the best way to deal with this problem. I like to work with
>upper case on, but then I could switch to lower case before uploading to the

I suppose I could write a script to do likewise in my editor of choice
(Tex-Edit Plus, an AppleScriptable styled-text editor [1]). I already started
to work on a tag/attribute colorizer, so adding a change-case functionality
would be just another line or two of code. Hmm, jolly good idea!

 [1] http://www.nearside.com/trans-tex/
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