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RE: <link> vs <style></style>

From: Manos M. Batsis <manosb@profile.gr>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 15:24:06 +0200
To: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HOEKJKBDBAHOEMPDNCJDMECOCDAA.manosb@profile.gr>

What if we send the link through the http header while also having the usual <link> in the
(X)html source.
If the user agent  is able to understand the Link header field, will it try to pull it
again from the server when it reads the <link> or will it use the one in the cache?
I don't think we are getting out of the subject of the list with this thread. After all,
speed is a serious factor in every internet application and one of the reasons many of us
learned to use stylesheets ;-)

Manos

-----Original Message-----
From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 10:28 PM
To: Chris Croome
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: <link> vs <style></style>


On Sat, 16 Dec 2000, Chris Croome wrote:
> Agreed, and an answer to this is to have the external style sheet
> address in the HTTP headers, so the request for the css file can be sent
> after the headers of the html file have been returned:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/present/styles.html#h-14.6
>
> However I've not come across sites using this, is it supported in any
> browsers?

Mozilla supports it in the http-equiv <meta> headers, but due to bug 3248,
real HTTP 'Link' headers don't make it far enough in the code to be taken
into account.

   http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3248

So I guess the answer is "almost", which is as useful as "no". ;-)

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