[thelist] Re: External CSS does not show in Firefox 1.0.6?

Amanda Kuek amandakuek at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 03:43:31 CDT 2005

So sorry everyone. After sending that slightly hysterical email, I
thought to check my Javascript Console, and there was the problem
clear as day:

Error: The stylesheet http://www.example.com/trial/example.css was not
loaded because its MIME type, "text/plain", is not "text/css".

The method I used to get around it is detailed here:


Hope that helps anyone as daft as me!

On 8/29/05, Amanda Kuek <amandakuek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hullo all,
> I have a page, index.html, which has an external CSS file put into it like so:
> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="example.css" />
> While these two files are on my local machine, I test it in two
> browsers: Firefox 1.0.6 and IE 6.0. All is good.
> Then, I upload it to the Netspace servers, and check it again. It
> shows fine in IE, but in Firefox, it seems like it's not recognising
> the CSS.
> In fact, I don't think it *is* recognising the CSS, because when I
> took out the line <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all"
> href="example.css" /> and uploaded it again, it looked exactly the
> same. This is only in Firefox mind you, it works fine in IE.
> Interestingly, I ran it through the W3C validators, and I was given
> both the "Valid XHTML!" and "Valid CSS!" stickers. Some consolation
> that was.
> I really don't know a lot about this, and it's driving me nuts. (yes
> yes, insert the joke about the pirate with a small steering wheel down
> his trousers here). Any help would be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
> You can see the source of my discontent here:
> http://www.example.com/trial/index.html
> http://www.example.com/trial/example.css
> Please, anyone who can shed some light, pearls of wisdom, hair,
> skinflakes, shed ANYTHING on the matter, please I'd really like to
> hear from you.
> I'll stop sounding slightly manic now.
> Thanks all.
> mank.

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