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Author:  Sindarin [ Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  <link href> or <style> for css?

I am working in a website that will possibly require different stylesheets.

I've been using <link href> to link to different stylesheets, but lately this idea stroke me, why not turn the css file into a php document and include it inside the page using the <style> tag instead?
I thought that this would be faster as no additional requests would be made to the server for the css files and also it could have the benefit to use php tags to e.g. specify and generate a path for images like <?php echo $image_path ?>test.png

What do you think of this idea?

Author:  kirk93 [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: <link href> or <style> for css?

Hi
<link href="your-style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" />
is the best way and fasted for my website. may be different you you use an java or mysql on the page?

Author:  Darhazer [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: <link href> or <style> for css?

<link rel> requires HTTP request. On the other hand, it can be cached, and inline CSS (style) cannot. So in my opinion the best way is to have the common CSS in an external file, and the page-specific to be inline to save HTTP request, as well as loading and parsing of CSS that is not used on the specific page.

Author:  carnavia [ Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: <link href> or <style> for css?

Use <link> for css. Make it external and make it a PHP file with the header as:

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 <?php header("Content-type: text/css"); ?>

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