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Re: suggestion for the HTML5 specs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 22:24:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Kertész Gábor <kertesz.gabor@t-online.hu>
cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1009062223000.27869@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 3 Sep 2010, Kertsz Gbor wrote:
> Why don't you allow a src attribute for the style element? 
> With a minimal modification to the current HTML5 specs it would allow to 
> reference an external stylesheet appropriately with the style element, 
> making it symmetrical with script. This way the awkward legacy <link 
> rel="stylesheet" href="..."> form could be phased out.

You can already do this in two different ways:

   <link rel=stylesheet src="foo">

   <style> @import "foo"; </style>

Adding a third way would not let us remove either of the existing two 
ways, since there are literally billions of documents that already use 
these forms that will never be updated.

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