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Subject: Review of CAP Issue #3
ISSUE: 3 - Uppercase text in examples DESCRIPTION: The commenter objects on human-factors grounds to the use of all uppercase text in the current example of a weather message. PROPOSED CHANGE: The commenter suggests we convert the weather text from its original, all-caps form, to an upper/lower case format. DISCUSSION: While the commenter's point is well taken in general, it seems to be beyond both our scope and our power to control how originators will punctuate or capitalize their message texts. In fact, the current example might actually be beneficial if it reminds implementers not to make unwarranted assumptions about the format of free-text fields. Whether or not this example is changes would have no impact on existing implementations. RECOMMENDATION: Retain the weather example in the all-caps format.