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

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Wed May 30 09:54:55 PDT 2007

On May 29, 2007, at 23:39, gary turner wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> <snip>
>> It seems to me that the safer way to show plain text in a browser  
>> content area is to use text/html and <plaintext>. :-/
> My apologies if you're being facetious or if <plaintext> is to be  
> re-introduced with a /working/ end tag.  But, the plaintext tag, as  
> from html 1 is particularly unusable.

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.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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