text is also to be used for content types where the user agent might be
able to discern some information by degrading to "text/plain" - which is
marginally true in the case of CSS. :^)
>From: Hakon Lie[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Saturday, June 08, 1996 3:46 PM
>Michael Seaton writes:
> > I'm puzzled that CSS's media type was registered under TEXT rather
> > than APPLICATION. Apart from the descriptive labels in !legal
> > declarations, CSS does not really have any textual content to
> > speak of. Does TEXT simply denote a human-readable media type?
>Text was chosen for two reasons:
>1) Since CSS can be embedded in HTML, we thought it best to use the
> same main type as HTML.
>2) 'text' is shorter and easier than 'applictaion'. And easier to
> write :-)
>Hakon W Lie, W3C/INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France