Re: Multiple stylesheet inclusion?

Bert Bos (
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 13:16:54 +0200 (METDST)

Benjamin Sittler writes:

|How can I refer to several stylesheets, to be applied consecutively to my
|document? I'm interested in writing a "generic look" style and applying
|various "section styles" for different parts of my document tree. As an
|artificial example, I would like one color scheme on my homepage (a "home
|style" applied on top of the "generic look") and another applied to my
|resumé (btw, does HTML allow the standard &entity ref (w/o the
|trailing ;) before whitespace?). My picture gallery demands a different
|style, and individual gallery pages demand their own styles in addition to
|*that*. Multiple stylsheet inclusion would be much easier to implement
|than one huge stylesheet and BODY CLASSes (assuming we could coerce
|html-wg into allowing those.)
|How can I do this? I'd rather not have to copy the same stylesheet over
|and over with minor modifications for each page...

That's what the word `cascading' in `cascading style sheets' means,
doesn't it? There are two ways:

1. Use multiple <LINK HREF="..." REL=STYLE>. In case they contain
conflicting rules, those from later ones have priority.

2. Use @import "" at the top of the style sheet.

The second method will probably not be part of the first version of
the draft (`level 1'), but it will definitely be in the second.


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