Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:53:22 -0600


Message-Id: <199801231645.JAA00146@underworld.bigpic.com>
From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca (Ian Graham)
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:53:22 -0600
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: LINK TYPE=override/type

> There are no upcoming protocols I know of that do not include an explicit 
> typing mechanism, either as a header, or a manifest of some sort..

The most predominant devliery method that doesn't have a type 
associated it with direct LAN connections using NFS or a Windows 
mounting system.
 
> the browser could fall back to the TYPE-specified value, and see if that
> works. And if that doesn't work, the browser could try heuristics on the
> file, to try and determine the correct type (i.e. ... guess!)
 
But there has to be an accepted method of doing this to ensure all 
UA's do it the same, otherwise it is even more of a mess.

At the moment it seems like the TYPE in LINK is absolutely pointless 
since I have to download all of the STYLESHEETS anyways to get their 
correct type.
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