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CSS charset determination

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2000 22:52:37 +0100
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To: <www-style@w3.org>

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/syndata.html#q23 reads:

When a style sheet resides in a separate file, user agents must observe the
following priorities when determining a document's character encoding (from
highest priority to lowest):

  * An HTTP "charset" parameter in a "Content-Type" field.
  * The @charset at-rule.
  * Mechanisms of the language of the referencing document
    (e.g., in HTML, the "charset" attribute of the LINK element).

The lower precedence of the @charset rule stays in contradiction to XML and
HTML where the charset is defined _in the document_, why?
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