[whatwg] <map id="">

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Aug 20 03:58:29 PDT 2007

Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Aug 2007 19:37:03 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
>>>  I don't see any need for it to be case-sensitive for XHTML5. :-)
>>>  [1] 
>>> http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2007-April/010975.html 
>> Since ID is case sensitive everywhere else, I don't see a reason to 
>> make an exception from that rule here.
> For compat with IE?
>> That seems to unnecessarily complicate implementation as well as 
>> introduce weird inconsistencies for authors.
> It already is (Unicode-) case-insensitive in IE and Opera. Do you 
> suggest we should not match what IE does here? Or do you suggest we have 
> different behavior between HTML and XHTML?

Given that behavior is so different in different UAs, it seems unlikely 
that a lot of sites depend on IEs behavior. So I suggest not matching 
what IE does.

/ Jonas

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