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CSS CSS Foundations Getting Started with CSS Adding CSS to a Page

style type

why didn't we use "type="text/css" in the link tag? i.e. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/">

2 Answers

Gareth Redfern
Gareth Redfern
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This is optional in the html5 spec, so you don't have to use it. See http://diveintohtml5.info/semantics.html#rel-stylesheet for more info.

One small optimization you can make in HTML5 is to drop the type attribute. There’s only one stylesheet language for the web, CSS, so that’s the default value for the type attribute. This works in all browsers.