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RE: LINK'ed style sheets

From: Chris Wilson (PSD) <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 11:18:03 -0700
Message-Id: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-76-MSG-960617181803Z-15666@tide19.microsoft.com>
To: "'Steve Knoblock'" <knoblock@worldnet.att.net>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
SGML comments are now a valid way to "hide" the <STYLE> contents from
non-conformant browsers, as decided by the W3C.  CSS has its own
commenting mechanism - basically, just use C comments ( /* like this */
), and the stylesheet handler will ignore the contents.  Right now, the
stylesheet parser is expected to parse <STYLE> data that is inside SGML
comments, so it's picking up  "red letter day" in the example below as
being part of the selector.

	-Chris
Chris Wilson
cwilso@microsoft.com
-[-

>----------
>From: 	Steve Knoblock[SMTP:knoblock@worldnet.att.net]
>Sent: 	Monday, June 17, 1996 10:35 AM
>To: 	Chris Wilson (PSD)
>Subject: 	RE: LINK'ed style sheets
>
>One other thing,
>I noticed that any comment in the <style></style> containter caused the
>style sheet to not apply.
>Like
><!-- red letter day -->
><style>
>p {
>   color: red;
>}
></style>
>
>It would help to have comments in style sheets.
>
>Steve
>
>At 04:55 PM 6/17/96 +0000, you wrote:
>>You can also surround the contents of the <STYLE>-contained embedded
>>stylesheet with comments, similar to the <SCRIPT> commenting procedure. 
>>E.g.,
>>
>><STYLE>
>><!--
>>H1 { text-decoration: underline; color: blue }
>>P { color: red }
>>-->
>></STYLE>
>>
>>Planned implementation is, I believe, to apply <LINK>ed stylesheets
>>automatically, but allow the user to selectively turn them off. 
>>Comments on this plan are welcome.
>>
>>	-Chris
>>Chris Wilson
>>cwilso@microsoft.com
>>-[-
>>
>>>----------
>>>From: 	mseaton@pobox.com[SMTP:mseaton@pobox.com]
>>>Sent: 	Sunday, June 16, 1996 11:34 AM
>>>To: 	www-style@w3.org
>>>Subject: 	Re: LINK'ed style sheets
>>>
>>>http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Style/css/msie/link.htm:
>>>> In MS IE 3.0 beta 1, a style sheet referenced through the LINK element 
>>>> will automatically be applied to a document. However, according to
>>>                                                        ^^^^^^^^^ ^^ 
>>>> the specification, the LINK element should be used to refer to 
>>>  ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>>> alternative style sheets that the user can select. If you style
>>>>sheets to 
>>>> be automatically applied, the @import .. construct within the 
>>>> STYLE element is better: 
>>>
>>>Here is the actual wording:
>>>
>>>: Authors can use LINK elements to offer readers a choice of style
>>>sheets, 
>>>: e.g: 
>>>
>>>:  <LINK TITLE="Old" REL=stylesheet HREF="old.style"
>>>TYPE="application/dsssl">
>>>
>>>:  <LINK TITLE="New" REL=stylesheet HREF="new.style"
>>>TYPE="application/rtf">
>>>:  <LINK TITLE="Wacky" REL=stylesheet HREF="wacky.style"
>>>TYPE="text/css">
>>>
>>>Nowhere does it say that <STYLE> *must* be used for a style sheet to be
>>>
>>>automatically applied.  I also feel it would be foolish to insist on
>>>this, as 
>>><STYLE> results in the style sheet appearing as gibberish at the start
>>>of the 
>>>page on browsers that do not support it, while <LINK rel=stylesheet> is
>>>simply 
>>>ignored.
>>>
>>>--
>>>Michael Seaton (mseaton@inforamp.net)
>>>
>>>
>>
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