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  • From: Keith Jensen <kjensen@ellora.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2000 11:01:00 -0400

I can't vouch for for the spec, but any book or text on XML makes
it clear right up front that XML unlike HTML is case-sensitive.
I'm not sure how someone could be working with XML to do anything
significant and not realize this. This is especially true when
validating documents against a DTD, the parser will produce
errors when validating a document with case differences from the


At 09:48 AM 06/09/2000, szegedi@scriptum.hu wrote:
>I wonder if the official XML spec expresses the case sensitivity of element
>Quick searching for "case" and "sensitive" in
>http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210 reveals no explicit mentioning.
>There are some implicit statements regarding other names, i.e. for language
>codes: "Note that these values, unlike other names in XML documents, are
>case insensitive." This would imply that other names ARE case sensitive,
>however this is no clear expression of case sensitivity.
>The document referred to as [Clark] mentions the case sensitivity, but its
>status is NOTE, so I cannot take it as part of the official spec.
>This is important, as a collegue of mine just implemented a component that
>treats element names in a case-insensitive manner. When I told him XML is
>case sensitive, he replied that he didn't find anything on that in the spec.
>Seemingly, he's right.
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>Subject: Case sensitivity
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