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Re: color text?

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"Dave Raggett" <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 3 May 95 10:21:31 EDT

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> Dave, is this (procedural?) approach in 3.0? if so, could you
> justify?

No - the idea was to keep to declarative style notations. The ability
to place style info in the document head is for two reasons:

    a) low overheads for personalized style sheets for which caching
        efficiency would be low

    b) improve caching efficiency for external style info by allowing
        overrides to be included in document head, with standard stuff
        in generic external style sheet

The parsing issues mentioned in previous postings are mistaken.
With the style info in a single <STYLE> element in the document
head, you parse the style info before you parse the document body
and hence there is no delay or other impact on dynamic display.

If the style sheet is in the cache, then the parsing time is still
not an issue compared with retrieving the document contents over
the wide area network.

-- Dave Raggett <[log in to unmask]> url = http://www.hpl.hp.co.uk/people/dsr
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