[css-variables][I18N-ISSUE-352] normalization and matching of custom property names

Hello CSS,

I am forwarding the following issue on:


This issue is a personal comment, as the I18N WG has not had an opportunity to consider it yet.


Section 2 says in part:

Unlike other CSS properties, custom property names are case-sensitive.

EXAMPLE. While both --foo and --FOO are valid, they are distinct properties - using var(--foo) will refer to the first one, while using var(--FOO) will refer to the second.

Case sensitivity is not the only variation that can apply to text. While citing the case sensitivity is useful, should mention be made of other variations, such as Unicode Normalization? I believe that the actual restriction is that the text must be identical.

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

Received on Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:42:59 UTC