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Re: [css21][css3-values] <uri> and status codes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 22:23:57 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610092223290.10343@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sun, 28 May 2006, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#value-def-uri doesn't seem to 
> handle what should happen with various status codes. It seems logically 
> that browsers should transparently follow redirects (though not all 
> do[1]), but it's a bit unclear what should happen when the server gives 
> you a 410 response back, a 404 or similar status code. Would you still 
> use it for background:url() if the response contains an image? Would you 
> not show "the image," but still apply color et cetera?
> And if CSS 2.1 is not going to define his in detail, as the last 
> paragraph seems to hint, can 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-css3-values-20050726/#uris do it?

This seems to be an issue with HTTP, not CSS. What would you want CSS to 
say, exactly? We can't require a particular UI or anything...

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