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I am curious as to why you changed my original statement that the names are
not case sensitive to the the complicated set of requirements that, in
states "do whatever you want, but explicitly state what you want."
Your specification puts a larger burden on the Printer, since the printer
have to conform to the applications. (The printer may have to do a case
conversion for some applications and not others.) So the printer (or other
device) must know the exact format required by the application.
Just stating the names are not case sensitive, puts the burden on the
But the client simply has to do a conversion on all names received to
case he has chosen for his tables. The client does not need to know what
the printer is sending.
Whatever we conclude,, this text needs will be moved from section 5 to
section 10, since it applies to all the names in the specification.
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