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HTML HTML Forms Inputs

method="POST"... all caps?

In the video Nick briefly mentions to put "post" in all caps.. but in another Forms course he does the exact same thing but not in caps. Why is this?

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,650 Points

Hi Russel,

Here's a snippet from the W3C which leans towards lowercase values over uppercase.

4.11. Attributes with pre-defined value sets

HTML 4 and XHTML both have some attributes that have pre-defined and limited sets of values (e.g. the type attribute of the input element). In SGML and XML, these are called enumerated attributes. Under HTML 4, the interpretation of these values was case-insensitive, so a value of TEXT was equivalent to a value of text. Under XML, the interpretation of these values is case-sensitive, and in XHTML 1 all of these values are defined in lower-case.

Hope that helps.

Thanks Chris!