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Re: [widgets] Applying Stylesheets to Resources

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:26:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4B744BD6.9000001@gmx.de>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Doug Schepers wrote:
> 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

The most recent is 
currently in IETF Last Call.

AFAIK, only FF and Opera support this (for stylesheets) right now, and 
their implementations aren't really complete.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:27:21 UTC

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