[webkit-dev] HTML5 & Web Links (RFC 5988)

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Nov 9 08:56:10 PST 2010

Are there any specific link types we should support in the Link: header besides stylesheets? I know other browsers support Link to reference a stylesheet, so it's probably good for interop if we do it too.


On Nov 9, 2010, at 3:51 AM, Alex Milowski wrote:

> Now that RFC 5988 is a proposed standard [1] and HTML5 references the
> "Link:" header [2], has anyone plans to introduce such support into
> WebKit ?  It seems like a straight forward behavior to adopt.  At
> minimum, the CSS stylesheets specified in the Link: header would be
> inserted, in order, between the user agent stylesheets and the
> document's stylesheets.
> Are there any implementation issues that one could imagine with this RFC?
> There are some obvious interoperability questions until enough
> browsers sufficiently support this feature.
> [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5988
> [2] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-link-element
> -- 
> --Alex Milowski
> "The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
> inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
> considered."
> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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