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RE: text/css?

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 10:39:49 -0700
Message-Id: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-76-MSG-960610173949Z-4708@tide21.microsoft.com>
To: "'mseaton@pobox.com'" <mseaton@pobox.com>, "'Hakon Lie'" <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
text is also to be used for content types where the user agent might be
able to discern some information by degrading to "text/plain" - which is
marginally true in the case of CSS.  :^)

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
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>From: 	Hakon Lie[SMTP:howcome@w3.org]
>Sent: 	Saturday, June 08, 1996 3:46 PM
>To: 	mseaton@pobox.com
>Cc: 	www-style@w3.org
>Subject: 	text/css?
>
>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 Monday, 10 June 1996 13:39:56 GMT

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