Re: Case of keywords in examples

On Saturday, November 16, 2002, 8:27:37 AM, Etan wrote:

EW> Chris Lilley wrote to <> on 14 November 2002 in 'Re:
EW> WD-CSS21-20020802 section 15, "Fonts", editorial suggestions'
EW> (<>):

>> The items in quotes are keywords, and it is more
>> important to use these consistently than it is
>> to start every sentence with a capital letter.

EW> I disagree that enforcing lower case is important.  In fact, I think that
EW> less consistency would be beneficial in its own way.  Using a variety of
EW> casings and spacings would reinforce by example that CSS is liberal about
EW> case and whitespace.

Well, the case insensitivity of CSS merely drives a wedge between CSS
and XML formats and makes any XML version of CSS that much less likely
and gives problems for the CSS Object Model.

So it is a wart, not something to encourage.


Received on Saturday, 16 November 2002 18:33:09 UTC