[whatwg] Style sheet loading and parsing (over HTTP)
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue May 22 02:00:58 PDT 2007
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> For compatibility with the web it seems important to simply ignore
> Content-Type in all modes. Firefox has some hack where they "respect"
> Content-Type in standards mode except when the response Content-Type
> doesn't contain a "/" or "\". For instance
> Content-Type: "null"
> would be applied. Internet Explorer doesn't respect Content-Type at all
> either. However, it does respect HTTP status codes. So redirects are
> followed and responses with status codes that indicate some type of
> error (404, 410, 501, etc.) are not parsed as style sheets. Anything
> that ends up with a status code of 200 that is fetched from a "style
> sheet loader" (<link rel=stylesheet>, @import) is parsed and applied.
> It would be nice if the specification said something along those lines.
So are you seriously suggesting to document behavior that is a against
what the W3C TAG recommends?
That page says "Latest version:
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect". I follow that link with
Firefox 2.0, which gets me XML content, with a reference to an XSLT at
<http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/versioning.xsl>, but *that* one is
served with media type "text/html", so Firefox is refusing to apply it
("Error loading stylesheet: An XSLT stylesheet does not have an XML
Best regards, Julian
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