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<link> vs. <script> for external scripts

From: Andy Holmes <aholmes84@shaw.ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 10:15:41 -0800
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <3FBA61CD.1050106@shaw.ca>

A couple of people were having a discussion on IRC the other day about 
the fact that <script> is used with a 'src' attribute to include 
external scripts rather than the link element. It seems to me more 
consistant and logical to use <link> for external resources like this 
and <script> for in-document scripts, such as <style> and <link> have a 
relationship for stylesheets.

The only thing that is actually missing for <link> to be properly used 
is the 'script' link-type. The 'src' attribute on the <script> element 
could probably be deprecated if this link-type was added since it 
wouldn't be necessary anymore.


- Andy
Received on Tuesday, 18 November 2003 13:18:41 UTC

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