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Re: Associating style sheets with XHTML documents via processing instruction?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 21:57:18 +0200
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Cc: "Christian Wolfgang Hujer" <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <c8hnptcs8pvj6alqrq1foc24rjr1gc0e7m@4ax.com>
* Sean B. Palmer wrote:
>> I interpret it the following way:
>> A user agent which is capable of XHTML and XML, and which
>> interprets the stylesheet processing instruction for xml documents,
>> also must interpret the stylesheet processing instruction for xhtml
>> documents since xhtml documents are xml documents.
>I'd guess that if the XHTML is being sent as text/html, the UA should
>interpret the <link/> element(s), and if being sent as text/xml, the
>stylesheet PI(s).

Not so, this is a parsing issue. If the document is beeing parsed as
generic XML, the user agent doesn't know about link's semantics but may
interprete the xml-stylesheet processing instruction. If the document is
beeing parsed as XHTML the link element is recognized. Treatment of the
xml-stylesheet processing instruction is undefined for this case, as it
is for all processing instructions.
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