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I recently had a friend ask me to take a look at his site, which was not loading so well in Internet Explorer. I took a look at his code and noticed that he had tried to call 43 external stylesheets in the ... section of his webpage, which reminded me of a less known limitation in Internet Explorer. Some people call it a bug, but I prefer calling it a rational limitation, and here it goes:

The maximum number of external CSS files that can be loaded in a single webpage via the tag, or included via the @import url directive is 32. Any css file beyond this limit will not be parsed.

But that's not all....

Yet another limitation, which is even less known – the max filesize of an external stylesheet that can be loaded by Internet Explorer should not exceed 288Kb.

These are not fixed in Internet Explorer 7 and 8 beta, and this gives me a reason to believe that IE developers are well aware of this, and such limitation is not a bug at all, but as I mentioned before - a rational limitation, as things in web development should be within reasonable limits.

So, please, please, Ning Creators, avoid including that many files and keep the size of your stylesheets within a reasonable and maintainable length and size. The “cascading” in Cascading Style Sheets delivers all that is necessary to write reusable, scalable, maintanable and beautiful code.

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  • I didn't know that.

  • NC for Hire

    Good tip, good job.

    =)

  • NC for Hire

    hope this helps.  i remember my holy s#!t moment when i realized i could import my external style sheet and it changed everything...this is for those who get carried away...good luck all

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