Caching of Style sheets

Clark Breyman writes:

 > On review of the CSS1 W3C Working Draft 05-May-96, one question jumped 
 > immediately to mind: what about caching of style sheets? A UUID 
 > mechanism could allow user agents to cache commonly used style sheets. 
 > This would eliminating redundant transfers of identical sheets, save 
 > time on parsing of the style sheet and save space in the cache. 
 > While I have no particular preference for the extension, perhaps uuids 
 > could by added by adding an @uuid at_rule followed by a DCE/COM style 
 > UUID. @import would need to be modified to be:

UAs should try to cache style sheets as they cache HTML documents
today. Caching could be based on the URL of the style sheet, what are
the argument for introducing UUIDs?



Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France
http://www.w3.org/people/howcome  howcome@w3.org

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