Re: CSS (via entities)

Subject: Re: CSS (via entities)
From: Miloslav Nic <nicmila@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 09:33:29 +0100
It is a hack for adding non-XML text files into an output.
And of course, you must be lucky, but I have no problems with 80/20
solutions :)
If there is a problem, the parser will give a fatal error and in the
case of CSS the probability of success is very high

But of course, if the reason behind the question was just using a
for HTML formatting usage of link  is to be recommended

Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> Hi Nic,
> Miloslav Nic wrote:
> >
> > For an inspiration:
> >
> >  <!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [ <!ENTITY inclusion SYSTEM "foo.css"> ]>
> I find it clever, but also dangerous since I am not sure foo.css can
> always be considered as well formed XML.
> One of the reasons why it might not be well form is character
> encoding.
> Since it won't have any XML declaration, the parser will assume utf
> encoding while the encoding of a CSS document is defined through the
> http header.
> Also the URLs may include "&" characters in a CSS document.
> IMHO, the easiest way to use CSS within XSLT generated (X)HTML documents
> is to use external CSS stylesheets by adding a
>    <link href="foo.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
> It's assuming that your stylesheet is available through a http server
> though and it's not as convenient if you want to generate its content.
> Eric
> [1]
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