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Re: [widgets] Applying Stylesheets to Resources

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:18:58 -0500
Message-ID: <4B743C02.4010104@w3.org>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi, Boris-

Boris Zbarsky wrote (on 2/11/10 12:04 PM):
> On 2/11/10 11:57 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>> One odd part of the separation of content and presentation is that a
>> stylesheet is applied to a file by including a link to the stylesheet in
>> the target file. That is totally backward.
> Strictly speaking, this is just because most people don't have control
> over their web servers (which is why the <link> element exists). Link
> HTTP headers work fine for applying stylesheets.

Ah, interesting... I didn't know that, thanks!  Is this [1] the most 
recent reference on that?

Still, I think adding a way to do this in the Widgets manifest would be 
a nice authoring solution.

[1] http://www.mnot.net/drafts/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-00.txt

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 17:19:02 UTC

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