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'type' for style spec (Was: The 'type' attribute)

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: 24 Aug 2002 11:28:07 -0400
To: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7wuqg6zug.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>

"Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu> writes:

> mechanism is put in place, we have to date been using the 'type'
> attribute for <link> and <style> (and <script>) to specify the MIME
> type.  Would it make sense to be more explicit, i.e. ...
> 	<link rel="stylesheet" notation="text/css" ... />
>   or
> 	<link rel="stylesheet" mimetype="text/css" ... />

*** Careful ***

Currently with IE 6, Mozilla 1, and Netscape 7pr1, if I want to use
XSLT, then my content must begin with something like:

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="us-ascii"?>
     <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="pmathml.xsl"?>
     <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

BUT while the value of the 'type' attribute should be "text/xsl",
the HTTP content type for the value of the 'href' attribute must be

I'm not commenting on whether it should or should not be this way, but
this does seem to be the way it is for now.

AFAIK "text/xsl" is not a registered content-type.  The use of text/xml
for XSLT has a certain level of justification under RFC 3023.

                                    -- Bill
Received on Saturday, 24 August 2002 11:28:10 UTC

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