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text/css?

From: Hakon Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 00:46:40 +0200
Message-Id: <199606082246.AAA12945@www4.inria.fr>
To: mseaton@pobox.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Michael Seaton writes:

 > I'm puzzled that CSS's media type was registered under TEXT rather 
 > than APPLICATION.  Apart from the descriptive labels in !legal 
 > declarations, CSS does not really have any textual content to 
 > speak of.  Does TEXT simply denote a human-readable media type?

Text was chosen for two reasons:

1) Since CSS can be embedded in HTML, we thought it best to use the
   same main type as HTML.

2) 'text' is shorter and easier than 'applictaion'. And easier to
   write :-)

Regards,

-h&kon

Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org
Received on Saturday, 8 June 1996 18:46:48 GMT

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