Re: Standard... ??

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 20:21:19 +0200 (MET DST)
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On Tue, 30 May 2000, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:

> Personally, I use HomeSite to write HTML, and it will, by default,
> write *everything* in lowercase, and put quotes around the attributes.

Well, the tag names are case insensitive so it is just a matter of taste. My taste says lowercase looks less "yellish" and is easier to read. :-)

I believe the quotes are supposed to be there around all attributes, even though most, if not all, browsers accept and understand them without.

> Some people write color values in CAPS, some don't.

Another case of personal opinions. The standard says it doesn't matter.

> So, has no one come up with a standard rule for this stuff? (W3C???)

Yes they have. HTML is a standard, and you can find all sorts of info at their site at

> Or are companies that make authoring programs (as well as the browsers)
> just oblivious to these rules??

Well they are, but I don't think as much as they used to be.

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