uppercase html bugs February 11, 2006 3:32 AM   Subscribe

Uppercase HTML TITLE text in anchor tags gets converted to lowercase (I think via previewing a post). Seen here on AskMe. Also seems to be buggy on MeFi. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79 to Bugs at 3:32 AM (7 comments total)

The link attribute's value for the TITLE should be 'Sorry for using "click here" text, W3C!'. Upon posting preview, though, it was converted to 'Sorry for using "click here" text, w3c!'. Bug? Oh and I'd also like to report some fuckwit a derail. Yes, have flagged the latter post, but I felt like being a meanie. Ha!
posted by sjvilla79 at 3:33 AM on February 11, 2006

Strange, but insanely minor bug.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:46 AM on February 11, 2006

You devoted half your question to blathering about electronica. I expect most posters are going to respond to that rather than download your 11 MB mp3. I expect a similar outcome in this thread.
posted by ryanrs at 6:01 AM on February 11, 2006

For kicks, I tried it out, but can't reproduce it. Here are titles working fine on MetaFilter and Ask MeFi:

You didn't mention what browser you are using, but if it is Firefox, I suspsect you have greasemonkey or something running that is filtering links in some way.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:05 AM on February 11, 2006

The quotes dissapear too. I have a feeling that it's because you are using single quotes to surround the attribute value and double quotes inside. Probably breaks mathowie's parser somehow.

What if you tried <a href="#" title="Sorry for using &quot;click here&quot; text, W3C!">test</a> (the proper way to do this)?

Note: do to MetaFilter's preview bugs, you'll have to be careful about those &quot; entities.
posted by sbutler at 8:39 AM on February 11, 2006

Oh, you put quotes inside of quotes. Good lord. This is indeed an insanely minor bug that I can live with having.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:01 AM on February 11, 2006

What if you tried... (the proper way to do this)?

Yes, I should have known better. My bad. Sorry for the wild goose chase, Matt. Close at will.
posted by sjvilla79 at 2:08 PM on February 11, 2006

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