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   Re: name case-folding

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Steve Robertson" <stever@orbital.co.uk>,<xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Apr 1998 14:22:31 -0700

At 08:42 PM 4/19/98 +0100, Steve Robertson wrote:
>If I remember correctly, the XML specification states that the processor
>should fold names to uppercase characters for the purpose of attribute and
>element name comparisons.
>Do I have this right, or is the case of name characters significant?

You do not.  With a few rare exceptions (e.g. language tags) all
names in XML are case-sensitive.   My annotated spec 
(http://www.xml.com/axml/axml.html) has some verbiage as to why
this is so, for those around here fortunate enough not to have lived
through that debate. -T.

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