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Re: LINK'ed style sheets

From: Carl Johan Berglund <f92-cbe@nada.kth.se>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 19:00:30 +0200
Message-Id: <31D01B2E.6FFD@nada.kth.se>
To: "Chris Wilson (PSD)" <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'Hakon Lie'" <howcome@w3.org>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>, "'mseaton@pobox.com'" <mseaton@pobox.com>
Why not simply specify that if there are no <STYLE> instructions 
inside the document, the first style sheet provided in a <LINK> 
should be used by default, and the other (if any) left as choices
to the user?


Chris Wilson (PSD) wrote:
> So, I don't have an obvious good solution for this.  IMO, for the
> reasons stated above, making <LINK> manual-selection-only is not a good
> option.  Three other options:
> 1) Add a new attribute to <LINK> to denote whether the stylesheet should
> be automatically applied.  If left sufficiently general, the same
> attribute could be used to tell a user agent to pre-load links (e.g.
> 2) Add a stylesheet-wide attribute to the CSS spec, which tells whether
> the stylesheet should be automatically applied or not.
> 3) Add a second stylesheet value to the LINK REL attribute, e.g.
> ALTSTYLESHEET, that would indicate stylesheets that should be presented
> as alternatives, but not automatically applied.  I personally like this
> one the best.

Carl Johan Berglund <f92-cbe@nada.kth.se>
Received on Tuesday, 25 June 1996 13:00:47 UTC

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