Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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
36,217 Points

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.