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RE: LINK'ed style sheets

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 05:56:26 GMT
Message-Id: <199606180556.FAA06918@wiley.EBT.COM>
To: thomasre@microsoft.com
Cc: wmperry@spry.com, cwilso@microsoft.com, knoblock@worldnet.att.net, www-style@w3.org
>Are there alternate solutions to this problem that work with the loads
>of existing content out there now?  Thats the problem with growing a
>spec organically, there's all that existing-use. its not a W3C problem,
>its an Internet problem.

W3C should promote standards, not hacks.

As for alternatives, I see two:

  1) Use PI's
  2) Use a single *empty* STYLE tag, and put the style information
     into attributes.

Both of these could also be put into the "hack" category, but are
preferrable to the current methods.

BTW. This is one reason that long ago, many people objected to the
<STYLE> tag. Again, good advice was ignored.
Received on Tuesday, 18 June 1996 01:58:38 UTC

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