Capitalization/Non-Capitalization - Proper Nouns are Capitalized

a term that is intended to be generic should be lowercase in the glossary and in the specs and other documents that use that term. A term should only be uppercase if it is a proper noun. The only exception is an acronym. For example, the following terms are all generic nouns:

  • wallet
  • agent
  • public key
  • key event log

The following terms are proper nouns or acronyms:

  • ToIP
  • W3C
  • DIF
  • X.509
  • Diffie-Hellman
  • KEL
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