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RE: HTML <link rel="stylesheet"> underspecified with multiple languages

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 18:46:07 +0300
Message-ID: <A35E2040C17F0C48B941B8F4D0DF122908E5BE@ermhs.Athens.BrokerSystems.gr>
To: "fantasai" <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai@escape.com]

> This is what I think should happen:
> 1.) UA determines which stylesheets are applicable according
>     to persistent/preferred/alternate rules, media, and 
>     supported style languages.

So I guess you 'vote' for the type attribute when more than one
stylesheets are present?

> 2.) If there are stylesheets from more than one language
>     applicable, the UA uses only stylesheets from the first
>     language encountered (all of them). This follows the 
>     precedent of "preferred" stylesheets--the first preferred
>     sheet is applied, as are any other later stylesheets that
>     are part of that set.

Does this means that the author will be responsible on putting his
preferred stylesheet (language) before others?
Wouldn't it be better to give priority to a transformation language when
having to do with XML?

> 3.) If the language cannot cope with multiple stylesheets,
>     then only the first linked stylesheet is used.

Again this moves all responsibility to the author and the order he
writes his PIs.

> Alternatively, later stylesheets could be favored.

Can you please give an example on this one? Sorry, I don't really get

Kindest regards,

Received on Friday, 29 June 2001 11:47:23 UTC

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