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CSS: Use Conditional Server-Side Includes

Optimization Week Issue #28, June 7, 2004

In this week's Speed Tweak we take a look at the benefits of conditional server-side includes. Server-side includes buy you reduced HTTP requests, but they can also buy you flexibility. By delivering customized CSS to avoid pesky browser quirks you can have your one (X)HTML file and style it too.

Use Conditional Server-Side Includes
Conditional SSI let you deliver customized content to different browsers and platforms without requiring additional HTTP requests. With conditional CSS, you can include additional styles for modern browsers, without upsetting older ones.