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Re: <link> vs <style></style>

From: Beth Skwarecki <skwareea@screech.cs.alfred.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 16:09:46 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001215160946.F2874@cs.alfred.edu>
> >The difference between <link> and an include, bandwidth-wise, is just about
> >zero. Actually, the include would save you one line. 
>
> Well by include I understood including the entire style sheet (in <style>
> tags) using SSI. That would waste bandwidth.

Someone else on this list pointed out that a LINK'd stylesheet can be
cached, so if that's true you'd be right. But on the first page there's no
difference, since the browser needs to see the whole stylesheet somehow or
other.
 
> >SSI doesn't require the escaping of any characters, and won't interfere with
> >code validity at all. It's done with a tag that looks like a comment, and
> >the included file should also be written in valid html.
> 
> I think everybody here knows how SSI works :)

That's what I thought - so what was the deal with valid code and escaping
<'s? 

--beth
Received on Friday, 15 December 2000 16:09:50 GMT

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