[whatwg] Style sheet loading and parsing (over HTTP)
gary.kk5st at gmail.com
Wed May 30 13:20:51 PDT 2007
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I was serious. If you want to display plain text in the browser content
> area, it seems that prepending "<plaintext>" and sending it as text/html
> is more likely not to invoke sniffing than sending it as text/plain.
> This use case doesn't require an end tag.
Ah. That, "prepending", gives me a better idea of your meaning. Eg., a
file, source.html, containing
would not be sniffed by IE, and would be rendered as plain text. Where
normally, the file, as source.txt, with its text/plain content type, and
without the <plaintext> tag, would be sniffed by IE and rendered as an
If a UAs were to simply honor the server response header, it would
obviate the need for such an inelegant work-around.
Thanks for the clarification.
Anyone can make a usable web site. It takes a graphic
designer to make it slow, confusing and painful to use.
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