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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Nov 9 09:20:58 PST 2010

On Nov 9, 2010, at 9:00 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:

> 09.11.2010, в 03:51, Alex Milowski написал(а):
>> Now that RFC 5988 is a proposed standard [1] and HTML5 references the
>> "Link:" header [2]
> Note the way in which HTML5 references it: "Some versions of HTTP defined a Link: header". That's about HTTP 1.0 only.
> Specifying stylesheets in HTTP headers seems like a most obvious misfeature to me, and other potential uses of the Link header field are so unimportant that RFC 5988 doesn't even bother to mention them in its introduction.

It might be worth testing which other browsers support it. I know at least Firefox supports associating a stylesheet with Link. It does seem like a fairly ill-conceived feature, but not so much that it is worth being the sole holdout, if other browser engines all do it. And there are some plausible use cases - same document served with multiple stylesheets, without having to modify the document on the fly, just the headers.


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