Re: [rtcweb] Uppercase question for RFC2119 words

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Wed, 30 March 2016 16:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Uppercase question for RFC2119 words
To: Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net>, Dave Crocker <dcrocker@bbiw.net>
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On 3/30/16 11:32, Dave Cridland wrote:
> Finally, I'd note in passing that "bill" and "Bill", "will" and 
> "Will", "heather" and "Heather", all have different semantics based on 
> case - not that this is particular relevant.

It's actually quite relevant, since it shows that we already have 
significant cases in which merely changing letter case can alter meaning 
nontrivially. There's a somewhat bawdy example of this that you can find 
by typing "capitalization matters" into Google Image Search. (Probably 
not safe to do in many workplaces).

It kind of takes the wind out of arguments that people will miss the 
difference between letter cases.

/a