On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, johnpeace wrote: > > i personally prefer them in lowercase because lowercase is much > > easier to scan and read. ...And all-lowercase makes production easier, too. > Hm, I thought I'd read somewhere that as of HTML 4.01 we were supposed to > make all of our tags and attributes lower case. The closest thing I could > find on the W#C site is this, > http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/intro/sgmltut.html#h-3.2.2 and it pretty much > says attribute values are case insensitive...so, I guess you can #FCFCFC to > your heart's content. For HTML 4, yes. XHTML 1 is another story. Element and attribute names must be supplied in lower case, as well as arguments for attributes in cases where the argument is taken from discrete set of options. Further, elements which in HTML 4 do not need to take arguments in order to validate, DO need to take arguments in order to validate as XHTML 1, e.g. hr noshade="noshade". I might add that those quotes weren't a matter of preference, either. -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"