[whatwg] Style sheet loading and parsing (over HTTP)

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Wed May 23 09:58:03 PDT 2007

James Graham wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> What I'm saying is that an HTML spec should be silent on these issues, 
>> instead of contradicting the other specs that are relevant. If you 
>> don't like what these specs say, try to revise them. But don't try to 
>> redefine these things in HTML5.
> How would placing things in a different document help?

Er, so obviously I meant to quote the paragraph below:

> Again, that doesn't mean that documenting what's needed today isn't a good thing. I just think it needs to be a different document.

The point is that some mythical future in which either a) all servers are 
perfectly configured all the time or b) browsers don't have an incentive to 
improve their usefriendlyness simply isn't going to happen. Punting off parts of 
the spec that ignore those simple truths to seperate documents just in order to 
create a warm fuzzy feeling about not conflicting with TAG findings is 
incredibly silly.

"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
  -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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