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Proposal to drop the charset and type pseudo attributes

From: MURATA Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 16:22:48 +0900
Message-Id: <199902080722.AA03451@murata.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp
Here are my comments.  Larry agrees with me.

1) Drop the charset parameter

There have been a lot of debates about the charset parameter.  In HTML 4.0, 
documents can specify their own charsets and the charsets of referenced 
document and stylesheet.  In HTTP 1.1, the charset parameter in the MIME 
header is authoritative.  We believe that the former approach is mainly for 
bug-for-bug compatibilities.  The latter approach gurantees interoperability 
and thus should be encouraged in a new environment such as XML.   Therefore, 
we believe that the pseudo attribute "charset" defined in this PR should be 

2) Drop the type parameter

We also propose that the type pseudo attribute should also be dropped, 
since the type of the referenced stylesheet is specified by the content-type 
in the MIME header.


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