Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 157 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Given the recent change to insert the "main" tag in the page title for SEO purposes (Why is the first tag sometimes in the tag of some questions?), I think the page title would look a lot better if the tag was in the correct case (eg ASP.NET instead of The lower-case presentation in the page has always been OK given the way it's styled, but I find it really grating in the title.

It should be really easy to implement - update the TagName in the tag table (there aren't that many where it's a "big" issue), and add text-transform: lowercase; to the tag CSS.

share|improve this question
Are you saying that tags are stored using the correct case? If not, then as for JAVASCRIPT and WEB-DEVELOPMENT versus javascript and web-development, I prefer the latter. – Arjan Dec 13 '10 at 12:07
@Arjan as I understand it (and according to the data explorer), they are all currently stored - and therefore presented - in lower case. I am proposing that where the proper name for a tag includes capital letters, such as ASP.NET, that tag could be updated in the tag table so that when it's put into the start of the page title, it appears as ASP.NET. You can use CSS to maintain the existing lower case presentation in the page. Not proposing that everything would be switched to upper case. – Jon Dec 13 '10 at 12:12
Ah, @Jon, I missed your "update the TagName in the tag table"; my bad! – Arjan Dec 13 '10 at 12:14
Keep in mind, this isn't going to be a one-time fix. Users who are going to be creating tags are primarily going to see them in their lowercase version, which is going to incline them to create them in this lowercase fashion. While this is not likely to be a "big" issue, it is going to require monitoring for whenever those cases do turn up. – Grace Note Dec 13 '10 at 13:09
And what about tags which aren't proper nouns? Their canonical form should be all lower case, but in the page title, you'll probably want them in title case. – Jefromi Dec 13 '10 at 20:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .