[whatwg] Menus, fallback, and backwards compatibility: ideas wanted

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 19 16:58:08 PST 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > 
> > I think the fact that <a> supports rel="" gives us a way to drop 
> > <link> altogether, actually.
> What about <link rel="stylesheet">?  I don't expect <a rel="stylesheet"> 
> to perform the same function.

I didn't mean "altogether", my bad. There are various rel= values that 
still make sense on <link>.

(Though <link rel="stylesheet"> could be replaced by <style src=""> -- 
already supported by browsers -- or obsoleted only for XHTML, in favour of 
<?xml-stylesheet>, as far as stylesheets go.)

> <style>@import;</style> could have been an acceptable alternative to link if
> IE didn't have annoying bugs with it.

It's not like IE doesn't have bugs with <link rel="stylesheet">...

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