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Re: Splitting up the spec

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:45:31 +0000
Message-Id: <1D2726DE-D3C4-453E-A23B-7470F3C8296B@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: jonas@sicking.cc

Jonas Sicking wrote:

> IMHO all the parts about elements and attributes need to be in the
> HTML spec. Content-Style-Type definitely needs to be in the HTML spec,
> otherwise you have no idea how to interpret the text inside the
> <style> element. I.e. you couldn't let CSS define that since you
> couldn't know that it's CSS that you're trying to interpret.

Actually, to be pedantic, Content-Style-Type is needed to interpret  
the style *attribute*. The <style> element has a type attribute that  
tells you how to interpret it.

Content-Style-Type is also IIRC defined to default to "text/css", so  
it's only needed by pages that use another stylesheet language. As  
few browsers support non-CSS styling languages, it is mostly redundant.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Monday, 24 November 2008 13:46:23 UTC

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