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Re: Compatibility: Referencing Style Elements when serving as XML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 23:16:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Luis Marsano <luis.marsano@gmail.com>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1108022315040.1701@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 7 May 2011, Luis Marsano wrote:
> I'm not sure I follow. You're saying an XML processor only supports 
> xml-stylesheet declarations linking to correctly MIME typed content, 
> which a CSS fragment embedded in an XML MIME type document is not?

Right. A link to what you happen to know is a CSS fragment embedded in an 
XML MIME type document is still just a link to an XML file to the UA.

> On rereading my last message, I think I should clarify.
> The XHTML 1.0 specification guidelines say DO include an XML
> processing instruction (xml-stylesheet declaration; XML convention).
> The XHTML Media Types group note says DO NOT (HTML user agents render
> something undesired; XHTML compliance requires style and link element
> processing anyway).
> The guidelines are inconsistent. People may not know what to do or
> incorrectly conclude the wrong guidelines are correct. This was my
> point.

These guidelines are basically all obsolete at this point, having been 
replaced by the new HTML specification which more accurately describes 

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