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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: Fw: Regarding lower-case HTML tags
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:48:38 GMT
On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:19:27AM -0400, Greg Marr wrote:
> The reason it does that is that XML is case-sensitive for tag names, 
> and the HTML working group chose to use lowercase for XHTML.  Thus, 
> if the pages were ever to be marked as XHTML, they'd need to be 
> lowercase.

The XHTML reasoning is that in most cases, the text between tags consists
of more lowercase text than uppercase text, and thus the overall document
will compress better when sent thru mod_gz   (ducks ;-)
Because more text will be "equal" (i.e., share common sub-strings), the
compression ration will improve.

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