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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
> >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

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