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request XSLT edit: remove "type" from links to embedded style in examples

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:19:47 PST
To: "James Clark" <jjc@jclark.com>, <xsl-editors@w3.org>
Cc: "Makoto MURATA" <murata.makoto@fujixerox.co.jp>, "Ted Smith" <Tsmith@parc.xerox.com>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001601bf27f5$03ccfde0$8230fdcd@copper.parc.xerox.com>
I was told this change was trivial enough that
it wasn't necessary for us to change our vote.

The pseudo-attribute "type" in examples such as

   <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xml" href="#style1"?>

should be dropped.

The use of "type" for embedded XSLT stylesheets is not justified by 
any specifications.  <LINK REL="stylesheet"> in HTML 4.0 references to 
EXTERNAL style sheets only.  In fact, the title of the relevant subsection 
is "12.3.2 Links and EXTERNAL style sheets".  The recommendation 
"Associating Style Sheets with XML documents" merely references to 
HTML 4.0, and thus it does not allow reference to internally embedded 

In the IETF-XML-MIME ML, there is a consensus that fragments do 
not have media types.  We believe that the use of the type attribute for 
embedded stylesheets is inconsistent with this consensus.
Received on Friday, 5 November 1999 20:20:25 UTC

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