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Re: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:34:03 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0106271423350.1068-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Chris Lilley wrote:
>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Jeffrey Yasskin wrote:
>>>
>>> By the way, the type attribute of the xml-stylesheet PI is required. See
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-stylesheet/.
>>
>> No, it is not. See:
>>    http://www.w3.org/1999/06/REC-xml-stylesheet-19990629/errata
>
> Sheesh! Well spotted. I was unaware of that 'erratum' and would have
> objected if I had known about it.  It seems to have been added without
> consideration of the implementations which had faithfully implemented
> the original Recommendation and which thus require this
> pseudo-attribute.
>
> Making it optional means that editing tools have no way to figure out if
> a stylesheet is CSS or XSL other than by attemptig to resolve the URL.
> This is not a good idea.

How else do you propose linking to a document without knowing its MIME
type in advance?

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