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Re: Linked vs Imported style sheets?

From: Carl Johan Berglund <f92-cbe@nada.kth.se>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 10:04:42 +0100
Message-ID: <326353AA.5E2A@nada.kth.se>
To: Steve Mulder <smulder@iquest.net>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Steve Mulder wrote:
> I'm delving into the world of style sheets and poring over the spec, and I
> confess that I don't get the distinction between linking to an external
> style sheet and importing a style sheet. Can anyone help?

To link to an external style sheet is to say (in the HTML source)


To import a style sheet is to say (in the CSS source)

@import url(http://hej.hopp.se/style/tjopp.css")

Imported style sheets should be automatically applied to the document
(merged with the rest of the style sheet they are in) but linked style
sheets can represent alternative style sheets that the reader can

Additional information is available at 

Carl Johan Berglund <f92-cbe@nada.kth.se>
Received on Tuesday, 15 October 1996 04:04:39 UTC

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