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[Bug 9517] New: Homogenize linkage of external sources

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Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:28:48 +0000
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           Summary: Homogenize linkage of external sources
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows 2000
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec proposals
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: brille1@hotmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

In the course of creating many HTML pages I stumbled several times over the
fact that linkage to external script files is different from linkage to any
other external resource.

while all other resources make use of the empty <link> element, the <script>
element requires a separate, non-empty pair of tags to link to an external
script file.

Linking to external style sheets has the same semantics as linking to external
script files (libraries), but this is currently not reflected by the peculiar
use of the <script> tag.

I suggest to homogenize linkage of external files by endorsing an additional
value for the "rel" attribute of the <link> element: "script".

Axel Dahmen

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