name case-folding

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Apr 19 23:23:54 BST 1998

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 
( 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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