Clarify that special character representations are case-sensitive?

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Sat, 27 Aug 94 04:53:48 EDT

Hello all,

After receiving some code that translates HTML special character
representations (e.g. &, &Aacute, etc.), I found a need to verify
that the names are case-sensitive. This seems to be implied by the
choice of names in the ISO Latin-1 set, but is never actually stated
in the specification.

I checked it against Dan's syntax-checker and they do appear to be
case-sensitive. Could the next editor please add a statement to that
effect in the "Special Characters" section?

Also, should the document include a copy of the "ISO 8879:1986" thing
that is referenced in the DTD? At a minimum, I think it should be
added to the list of References so that non-SGML wizards can find it.

...Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA
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