I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max.


With case insensitive min/max:

an exact match on /users could be accomplished with min=john&max=john

Currently, for this case, min=john&max=JOHN seems to work, but it is possible for other values to sneak in there requiring a client side post filter.

Discussed on Finding a user given their (exact) display name and https://stackapps.com/questions/1041 and

  • Yeah, they really shouldn't be case sensitive. Fixing... Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 2:16

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Observe, as I filter out all the Jons, Johns, and Jon Skeets in the system.


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